8348.000 Pentanisia Harv.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs from a woody rootstock. Stipules with bases connate with the petiole, fimbriate. Leaves opposite. Flowers bisexual, dimorphic (some flowers with anthers exserted and style included and others vice versa), usually in capitate inflorescences. Calyx lobes 5, 1-3 enlarged and often leaf-like, the rest small. Corolla usually blue; lobes usually 5. Ovary 2-5-locular. Stigma lobes equal in number to the number of loculi in the ovary. Fruit ± spherical, slightly fleshy.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Pentanisia sykesii subsp. otomerioides

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
schweinfurthii HiernN,C,EDescription, Image
sykesii Hutch. subsp. otomerioides Verdc.C,EDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pentanisia
Flora of Malawi: Pentanisia
Flora of Mozambique: Pentanisia
Flora of Zambia: Pentanisia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pentanisia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pentanisia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pentanisia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pentanisia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Pentanisia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pentanisia
JSTOR Plant Science: Pentanisia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pentanisia
Plants of the World Online: Pentanisia
Tropicos: Pentanisia
Wikipedia: Pentanisia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pentanisia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1393, retrieved 5 March 2024

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