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Taxon: Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers

 
Genus: Pentas
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Knoxieae
Nomen number: 27317
Place of publication: Voyage au Yemen 142. 1889
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Apr-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo (e.), Rwanda
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen


    Cultivated (also cult. in tropics)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  3. Cufodontis, G. 1953-1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  6. Fosberg, F. R. et al. 1979-1982. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae.
  7. Fournet, J. 1978. Flore illustrée des phanerogames de Guadeloupe et de Martinique Note: lists as P. lanceolata (Forssk.) K. Schum.
  8. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  9. Lebrun, J.-P. et al. 1989. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Republique de Djibouti.
  10. Mabberley, D. J. 2008. Mabberley's plant-book: a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses, ed. 3 Note: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  11. Parham, J. W. 1972. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed. Note: lists as Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) K. Schum.
  12. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  13. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.
  14. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=27317. Accessed 15 July 2019.