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Catharanthus roseus
Catharanthus roseus
Catharanthus roseus

Wikipedia description

Catharanthus roseus, commonly known as the Madagascar periwinkle, Rose periwinkle,rosy periwinkle or teresita as it is usually named in the southern part of Mexico, specifically in Champotón, Campeche and Mérida, is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family Apocynaceae. It is native and endemic to Madagascar, but grown elsewhere as an ornamental and medicinal plant, a source of the drugs vincristine and vinblastine, used to treat cancer. Other English names include Vinca, Cape periwinkle, rose periwinkle, rosy periwinkle, and "old-maid". It was formerly included in the genus Vinca as Vinca rosea.

Scientific classification

Clade: Core Eudicots/Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Species: Catharanthus roseus


Sample nameSample codeTissueRNA extractorSample providerBLASTSRA dataAssembly data
UOYN-Catharanthus_roseusUOYNflower, floral buds, leaves and stemM. DeyholosM. Deyholos