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|Scientific Name||Catharanthus roseus|
In axillary, solitary or paired; white or pink. Flowering throughout the year.
A cylindric, paired mericarp, finely ribbed; seeds many, oblong, truncate at both ends. Fruiting throughout the year.
Leaves shining, sometime with axillary glands.
Notes: Plains, Naturalized, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America
Found along roadsides and fallows. Common. Native of Madagascar, widely naturalized in the tropics.
Karnataka: Hassan, Mysore
Kerala: All districts
Tamil Nadu: All districts
Exported in bulk for preparing drugs. It can be dangerous if consumed orally since it is hallucinogenic.