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Madagascar Periwinkle
Catharanthus roseus

English Common Name: Madagascar Periwinkle

Chinese Name / 中文名: 长春花 (Zhǎngchūn huā), 日日春 (Rì rì chūn)

Other Local Name: Bunga Tapak Dara (Malaysia)

Family Name: Apocynaceae

Scientific Name: Catharanthus roseus

Synonym: Vinca rosea, Lochnera rosea, Ammocallis rosea

Classification: Angiosperms (Flowering Plants)‎ > ‎Magnoliophyta (Flowering Plants Division)‎ > ‎Gentianales‎ > ‎Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)‎ > ‎Catharanthus

Origin: Madagascar

Growth Habit: Shrub

Characteristic: An evergreen shrub growing to about 0.8 meters tall.

Care Requirements: Prefers full sun and moderate watering.

Pictures Location: Melaka, Malaysia

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