Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Catharanthus roseus (L.) G.Don
(Vinca rosea)
APOCYNACEAE
madagascar periwinkle, rose periwinkle
Invasive, Minor problem species
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Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Erect herbs less than 1 m tall; leaves oblong or oblong-obovate, obtuse or rounded, slightly cuspidate, finely puberulent on both surfaces, 2.5-9 cm long; midrib pale; flowers pink or white (the throat darker); pedicels 1-2 mm long; calyx about 6 mm long; corolla-tube 2.5-3 cm long, lobes 1.5-2 cm long; fruit 2-2.5 cm long, with many small black cylindrical seeds
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