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Copyright: ronny hole (ronnyho) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 80] (556)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-25
Categories: Flowers
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
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Points: 6
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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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  • Norte Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
  • [2008-01-09 18:39]

Hi Ronny!

I`m not an expert on this, but its looking a bit like Plumeria?
Very nice looking flower indeed, fine color.
Jon :-)

Hi Ronny,
This is Vinca Rosea of Apocynaceae family. Common names are Sadabahar, Pericoinkle.

Hello Ronny,
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.
- Nirmal

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