Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers

  • Family : RUBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species : Pentas lanceolata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers
  • Common name : Egyptian Starcluster
  • Key identification features : An erect herb, densely hispid. Leaves opposite, ovate-lanceolate, acute. Flowers pale pink, purple, red or white. Corolla-tube dialated and villous in the throat. Ovary 2-celled, cells many-ovuled. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds many, minute
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Africa, Yemen
  • Comments : Cultivated. It is known for its wide use as a garden plant where it often accompanies butterfly gardens.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Cultivated
  • Floras referred : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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