EPPO Global Database

Catharanthus roseus(CTURO)

Code created in: 2002-08-22

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


Madagascar. Cultivated as an ornamental and used medicinally. Introduced in some Mediterranean countries, India, Indochina, Malesia, China, Japan, many African countries, USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, Australia

WSSA list of weeds in North America

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

Common names
Name Language
Cayenne jasmine English
Madagascar periwinkle English (AU)
Madagascar rosy periwinkle English
pink periwinkle English (AU)
rosy periwinkle English
tonga English
Catharanthe German
Madagaskar-Immergrün German
madagassisches Immergrün German
Tonga German
catharanthe French
pervenche de Madagascar French
chula Spanish
clavelina Spanish
pervinca de Madagascar Spanish
vicaria Spanish
boa-noite Portuguese (BR)
cataranto Portuguese
maria-sem-vergonha Portuguese
pervinca-de-Madagascar Portuguese
vinca-de-gato Portuguese
vinca-de-madagáscar Portuguese
ögonklara Swedish
binka Japanese
nichi-nichi-ka Japanese
nichi-nichi-sô Japanese
ニチニチカ Japanese
ニチニチソウ Japanese
ビンカ Japanese
барвинок розовый Russian
катарантус розовый Russian
cháng chūn huā shǔ Chinese
长春花属 Chinese
kemunting cina Indonesian