Tiny Peri winkle Catharanthus Pussilus from Mysore | Family Apocynaceae

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raghu ananth

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Aug 17, 2011, 11:30:54 AM8/17/11
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Tiny Peri winkle with flower & seedpod
Native herb - Catharanthus Pussilus from Apocynaceae family (Plants containing Milky Sap, latex..,;  can be poisonous if consumed)

Height-1ft approx, 
Small flower-1cms approx, 
Leaves-Opposite, 7-8cms, 
Seedpod-5cms
Habitat: Along the fence, agricultural fields.
Mirle village, Mysore dist
4.40PM, 24 July 2011

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Raghu




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Tanay Bose

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Aug 17, 2011, 12:46:42 PM8/17/11
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Hi Raghu Ji.
There is a typo the correct spelling is Catharanthus pusillus
(note the double "L")
Tanay
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Dr Pankaj Kumar

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Aug 17, 2011, 12:51:05 PM8/17/11
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Yes, Catharanthus pusillus known for its medicinal properties. Could
possibly be a good ornamental plant.
Pankaj
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