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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/9/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/9/2013)
Genus Vinca L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 209. 1753.
Description Herbs, perennial, erect or trailing, lacticiferous. Leaves opposite, non-glandu- lar. Inflorescences 1-flowered, axillary, and alternate. Flowers medium-sized; calyx 5-lobed, the lobes ? equal, without squamellae; corolla infundibuliform, blue, rarely white, without appendages, the limb 5-lobed, sinistrorsely convolute; stamens 5, the anthers not connivent, with an enlarged connective; gynoecium 2-carpellate, apocarpous, the ovary superior, the ovules numerous, the nectaries 2, alternate with the carpels and about as large. Fruit apocarpous, of 2 follicles, terete; seeds numerous, dry, naked.
Habit Herbs
Distribution A genus of six species in Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
Note Vinca minor L. is cultivated in Panama and probably escaped, but no collec- tions of it have been seen.
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