Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Gentianales

Family: Apocynaceae

Genus: Catharanthus

Species: C. roseus

COMMON NAMES:-sadabahar, nayantara, sadaphal, ainshakti, pillaganneru..etc..
NATURE:- it is a herb with height about 1 meter.
LEAVES:-Leaves are ovate in shape and they are opposite.
FLOWERS:-mostly flowers in axillaries clusters of 2-3,, patals are seems white with pink in colour. And they are throught the years.
FRUITS:-fruits are follicular.
MEDICINAL USES:-mostly drugs contained by this plants roots. Which are mostly known to there toxic properties.for practically it proved that most of animals have show that certain of catharanthus as useful in leukaemia.
This plant is famous for there ornamental planting.

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