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|Family: Apocynaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb, evergreen, +- puberulent. Leaf: opposite to subopposite. Inflorescence: flowers generally 1 in leaf axils. Flower: calyx lobes long, slender; corolla tube +- cylindric, lobes asymmetric; filaments free, attached near top of corolla tube, +- straight, unappendaged, anthers held above stigma, free from each other, stigma, each completely fertile, pollen +- free; nectaries 2, alternate ovaries, widely spaced, generally exceeding ovaries; style thread-like, stigma skirted at base. Seed: glabrous.
Species In Genus: 3--7 species: Madagascar, India; cultivated, alien, widely naturalized in tropics, subtropics. Etymology: (Greek: pure flower)
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Asclepias vestita
Next taxon: Catharanthus roseus
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Catharanthus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10243, accessed on May 02, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 02, 2016.