Pentas angustifolia (A.Rich. ex DC.) Verdc.

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Pentas angustifolia

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Cleveland Dam

Pentas angustifolia

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Val D'Or

Pentas angustifolia

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Val D'Or

Pentas angustifolia

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Hippo Pools, near camp

Pentas angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, near camp

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Synonyms: Pentas woodii Scott-Elliot
Sipanea angustifolia A.Rich. ex DC.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 1 m. Stems may be woody. Leaves opposite, narrowly lanceolate, pubescent above and on the veins below. Inflorescence in terminal clusters. Flowers white; stigma lobes often purple.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angustifolia: narrow-leaved
Habitat: In various types of woodland, usually in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1630 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 24 February 2016
Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 74 - 75.


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African Plant Database: Pentas angustifolia
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pentas angustifolia
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West African Plants database: Pentas angustifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pentas angustifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155040, retrieved 1 September 2016

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