EPPO Global Database

Catharanthus roseus(CTURO)

Last modification: 2002-08-22

Basic information
  • EPPO code: CTURO
  • Preferred name: Catharanthus roseus
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) G. Don


Madagascar. Cultivated as an ornamental and widely introduced into and naturalized in warmer areas of the world, including southeast USA

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Lochnera rosea (Linnaeus) Reichenbach
Vinca rosea Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
Madagaskar-Immergrün German
Madagascar periwinkle English (AU)
Madagascar rosy periwinkle English
pink periwinkle English (AU)
catharanthe French
pervenche de Madagascar French
ビンカ Japanese
ニチニチカ Japanese
ニチニチソウ Japanese
binka Japanese
nichi-nichi-ka Japanese
nichi-nichi-sô Japanese
boa-noite Portuguese (BR)
maria-sem-vergonha Portuguese
vinca-de-gato Portuguese
vinca-de-madagáscar Portuguese
барвинок розовый Russian
катарантус розовый Russian
ögonklara Swedish