Madagascan Periwinkle (species: Catharanthus roseus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Catharanthus roseus
Madagascan Periwinkle

©Anne Hoggett: Catharanthus roseus at Lizard Island
Kingdom Plantae
Division Charophyta
Class Equisetopsida
Order Gentianales
Family Apocynaceae
Genus Catharanthus
Species Catharanthus roseus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



First recorded at Lizard Island in 1988 by George Batianoff (Qld Herbarium), roaside near airport and fuel station, garden escape.

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Cribb, A.B. and J.W. Cribb (1985). Plant life of the Great Barrier Reef and adjacent shores University of Queensland Press, St Lucia.

Other references

  • Colvill, A., M. Ahmet, S. Clag and B. Haigh (2004). Lizard Island fauna and flora sampling report.Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. LIRS catalog number 10067.