|Copyright: ronny hole (ronnyho)
|Date Taken: 2006-12-25|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-01-09 12:51|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Nice looking flower, but what is it?|
Please help me identify it...it was growing along one road in Isla Margarita.
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- [2008-01-09 18:39]
I`m not an expert on this, but its looking a bit like Plumeria?
Very nice looking flower indeed, fine color.
This is Vinca Rosea of Apocynaceae family. Common names are Sadabahar, Pericoinkle.
Jitti is right. It is Vinca rosea, also known as Catharanthus roseus. The cancer drug Vincristine is extracted from this plant. This is a very common plant in India. The wild Vinca is found in two colours, light purple (this one), and white. These days one can find many garden varieties of this plant in different shades.
I wonder, how Jitti knows its Hindi name Sadabahar.
Thanks for sharing this picture.