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Taxon: Vinca major L.

Genus: Vinca
Family: Apocynaceae subfamily: Rauvolfioideae tribe: Vinceae.
Nomen number: 41679
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:209. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 24-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • blue periwinkle   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • greater periwinkle   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • large periwinkle   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • man chang chun hua   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • grande pervenche   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • großes Immergrün   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • pervinca-maior   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • vinca-pendente   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • stor vintergröna   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Turkey
  • EUROPE
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Italy [incl. Sicily]; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Morocco
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia
    Southern Africa: South Africa - Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Lebanon; Syria
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Norway
    Middle Europe: Austria; Hungary
    East Europe: Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Greece - Crete
    Southwestern Europe: France - Corsica; Portugal
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia [s.w.]
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Massachusetts, Ohio [s.]
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois [s.], Missouri
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon [w.], Washington
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Federal District, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Mexico, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica
    Northern South America: Venezuela - Aragua
    Western South America: Ecuador - Pichincha; Peru - Cuzco
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

      Other:
  • exact native range obscure

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961–. Flora of New Zealand.
  • Allred, Kelly W. 2008. Flora Neomexicana I: The vascular plants of New Mexico, an annotated checklist to the names of vascular plants with synonymy and bibliography.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. (unpublished draft)
  • Chester, E. W. et al. 1993–1997. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • Douglas, G. W. et al., eds. 1999. Illustrated flora of British Columbia.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Fennane, M. et al., eds. 1999–. Flore pratique du Maroc.
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code). Art. 23.5, Ex. 5.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955–1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 4:664.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles. 1999. Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Mohlenbrock, R. H. & D. M. Ladd. 1978. Distribution of Illinois vascular plants.
  • Mouterde, P. 1966–. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow). 1967–. The vascular flora of Ohio.
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991–. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Smith, E. B. 1978. An atlas and annotated list of the vascular plants of Arkansas.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource).
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Yatskievych, G. 1999–. Steyermark's Flora of Missouri, revised edition.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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Check other web resources for Vinca major L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Vinca major cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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