Pentas nobilis S. Moore

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Pentas nobilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rocky slopes on left of entry road, Cleveland Dam, Harare

Pentas nobilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Pentas nobilis

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Christon Bank

Pentas nobilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Pentas nobilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ngomakurira, Chinhamora CL.

Pentas nobilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ngomakurira, Chinhamora CL.

Pentas nobilis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ngomakurira, Chinhamora CL.

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial herb with woody stems, mostly less than 1.5 m. Leaves elliptic-oblong to ovate. Inflorescences few-flowered. Flowers white, sometimes tinged with pink, sweetly scented; corolla tube up to 14 cm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nobilis: noble, stately
Habitat: In rocky places in Brachystegia woodland but most commonly on granite kopjes outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres) 850 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: DRC, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Images last updated: Monday 2 November 2015
Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 68 - 70. as Pentas nobilis (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pentas nobilis
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West African Plants database: Pentas nobilis


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 nobilis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155060, retrieved 27 May 2016

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