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Noun1.Catharanthus - small genus of erect annual or perennial herbs native to MadagascarCatharanthus - small genus of erect annual or perennial herbs native to Madagascar; widely naturalized in the tropics; formerly included in genus Vinca
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Apocynaceae, dogbane family, family Apocynaceae - chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs
Cape periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus, cayenne jasmine, Madagascar periwinkle, red periwinkle, rose periwinkle, Vinca rosea, periwinkle, old maid - commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
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Flowering vinca (Catharanthus roseus) grows about a foot tall and blooms in pink, purple, magenta, red, white and bicolors over glossy green foliage.
Catharanthus roseus (Apocynaceae) naturally infected with diverse phytoplasmas in Costa Rica
The researchers suspect something similar occurs in the synthesis of anti-cancer drugs vincristine and vinblastine from Madagascan periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus, and elsewhere in olive and snapdragon plants.
Periwinkle flower (Catharanthus rosea or Vinca rosea) is added as an anti-inflammatory.
Many anticancer drugs are plant-based: taxol, first isolated from Pacific yew, saves at least 30,000 lives per year in the United States; vincristine and vinblastine are derived from the alkaloids of periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), known locally as tsitsirika.
Alterations in osmoregulations, antioxidant enzymes and indole alkaloid levels in Catharanthus roseus exposed to water deficit.
(2011) where it was shown that SA treatment ameliorated the adverse effects of salt stress in terms of growth parameters in Catharanthus roseus.
In Brazil, however, ornamental plants are irrigated with good-quality water and information on their tolerance to salinity, and particularly 'Boa noite' (Catharanthus roseus), is limited and sporadic.