Catharanthus roseus-Madagascar Periwinkle

Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar Periwinkle) is a species of Catharanthus in family Apocynaceae native and endemic to Madagascar. The species is grown as ornamental and medicinal plant. It produced five petals flower that may be pink or white. The foliage of the plant is dark green. The plant got important for it's anti cancer properties. Two alkaloids vinblastine and vincristine found in Madagascar Periwinkle are used for the treatment of cancer.
Some other names of Madagascar Periwinkle include Vinca rosea, Ammocallis rosea, Lochnera rosea, Cape Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle, Rosy Periwinkle, and Old-maid.

Rosy Periwinkle Flower-Catharanthus roseus
Rosy Periwinkle Flower

Rosy Periwinkle Flower

Rosy Periwinkle Flower

Catharanthus Roseus-Rosy Periwinkle Plant
Rosy Periwinkle Plant

Rosy Periwinkle Plant

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