Catharanthus roseus

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Noun1.Catharanthus roseus - commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowersCatharanthus roseus - commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
Catharanthus, genus Catharanthus - small genus of erect annual or perennial herbs native to Madagascar; widely naturalized in the tropics; formerly included in genus Vinca
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Biopesticidal effect of leaf extracts of Catharanthus roseus on the larvae of gram pod borer Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner).
Increase in irrigation water electrical conductivity reduced the growth of the ornamental species Catharanthus roseus, Allamanda cathartica, Ixora coccinea and Duranta erecta.
ABSTRACT: In the present investigation, the antimicrobial activity of Catharanthus roseus (leaves and stem) was evaluated.
Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Properties of Alkaloids from Catharanthus roseus (L.
Alterations in osmoregulation, antioxidant enzymes and indole alkaloid levels in Catharanthus roseus exposed to water deficit.
Isolation, purification and characterization of vinblastine and vincristine from endophytic fungus Fusarium oxysporum isolated from Catharanthus roseus.
Medicinal plant name Isolated compounds (structures are shown in Figure 1) Taxus baccata Cabazitaxel Colchium autumnale Colchicine (autumn crocus) Combretum caffrum Combretastatin Taxus species Docetaxol Glycyrrhiza uralensis Isoliquiritigenin Needles of yew trees Larotaxel Taxus baccata Podophyllum peltatum Podophyllotoxin Podophyllum emodi Taxus brevifolia Paclitaxel Polygonum roots, Peanut Resveratrol seeds, Berries and grapes Broussonetia papyrifera 2S-abyssinone II Verubulin Catharanthus roseus Vinblastine G.
Their medicinal plants (most herbs and some shrubs) were usually cultivated as ornamental plants, like Gendarussa vulgaris, Cordyline fruticosa, Catharanthus roseus, Polyscias scutellaria, Impatiens balsamina, Nopalea cochinellifera, Coleus blumei, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Phalaenopsis amabilis, Ixora macrothyrsa, Quisqualis indica, and Aloe vera.