Taxon: Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers

 
Genus: Pentas
Family: Rubiaceae
  Subfamily: Rubioideae
      Tribe: Knoxieae
Nomen number: 27317
Place of publication: Voyage au Yemen 142. 1889
Name Verified on: 30-Apr-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Apr-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Mabberleys Pl Book)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Rwanda; Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult. in tropics

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. 1982 (F Bahamas)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. 1953-1972 (F EthiopCuf)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Fosberg, F. R. et al. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae. 1979-1982 (L Micrones)
  • Fournet, J. Flore illustree des phanerogames de Guadeloupe et de Martinique. 1978 (F GuadMart)
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Lebrun, J.-P. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Republique de Djibouti. 1989 (L Djibouti)
  • Mabberley, D. J. Mabberley's plant-book: a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses, third edition. 2008 (Mabberleys Pl Book)
  • Parham, J. W. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed. 1972 (F Fiji)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the flora of Yemen. 1997 (F Yemen)

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