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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Vinca


Hierarchical position of the Genus Vinca

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Lamiidae Takht. ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 74: 178. 25 Mar 1993.
   SuperOrdo  Gentiananae Thorne ex Reveal
pub. Novon 2: 236. 1992.
   Ordo  Apocynales Bromhead
pub. 1838
   Familia  Apocynaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 143. 4 Aug 1789.
common name: Dogbanes
   Tribus  Vinceae Duby
pub. Bot. Gall. 1: 324. 12-14 Apr 1828.
   Genus  Vinca L.
pub. (1753)
common name: periwinkle

Named members of the Genus Vinca

   Species  herbacea Waldst. & Kit.
common name: herbaceous periwinkle
   Species  major L.
common name: greater periwinkle
   Varietas  variegata Loud.
syn. Vinca major
   Species  minor L.
common name: lesser periwinkle
   Species  rosea L.
syn. Catharanthus roseus
common name: Madagascar periwinkle

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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