Pentas Benth.

First published in Bot. Mag. 70: t. 4086 (1844)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & S. Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Caroline Is., Colombia, Cook Is., Gilbert Is., Jawa, Marianas, Marshall Is., Norfolk Is., Samoa, Society Is., Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Windward Is.

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Verdcourt in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 23: 237 (1953).
  • —F.T.A. 3: 45

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Verdc. in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 23: 237–371 (1953).
  • in Curtis, Bot. Mag. 70, t. 4086 (1844).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Verdcourt in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 23: 237–371 (1953).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Verdc. in B.J.B.B. 23: 237–371 (1953)
  • in Bot. Mag. 70, t. 4086 (1844)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 15, 1982 Rodgers-Hall [1373] Tanzania K000319605 No
Feb 1, 1971 Bruce, E.M. [863] Tanzania K000319608 No
Feb 1, 1971 Bruce, E.M. [863] Tanzania K000319599 No
Jun 5, 1937 Wallace, G.B. [307] Tanzania K000319603 No
Jun 5, 1937 Wallace, G.B. [307] Tanzania K000319602 No
Thulin, M.; Mhoro, B. [2846] Tanzania K000319614 No
Bayley Balfour [320] Yemen K000172710 Type No
Iversen, S.T.; Pocs, T.; Mziray, W.R.; Temu, R.P.C. [85738] Tanzania K000319610 No
Datizua, C.; Darbyshire, I; Langa, C.; Osborne, J.; Zandamela, J.; Macuacua, A. (guide) [CD18] Mozambique K001346549 No
Etuge, M.; Pollard, B. [3648] Cameroon K001518065 Yes
De Block (Rapanarivo & Randriamboavonjy) [957] Madagascar K001604567 Yes
Eggeling, W.J. [6811] Tanzania K000319606 No
Burtt, B.D. [4555] Tanzania K000319596 Type Yes
Iversen, S.T.; Pocs, T.; Mziray, W.R.; Temu, R.P.C. [85738] Tanzania K000319611 No
Lovett, J.; Congdon, T.C.E. [3091] Tanzania K000319612 No
Burtt, B.D. [4555] Tanzania K000319597 Type Yes
Peter, A. [39153] Tanzania K000319598 No
Drummond, R.B.; Hemsley, J.H. [1989] Tanzania K000319600 Yes
Burtt, B.D. [4555] Tanzania K000319595 Isosyntype Yes
Thulin, M.; Mhoro, B. [3004] Tanzania K000319613 No
Bridson, D.M. [596] Tanzania K000319615 No
Bremer, B. [3094] Tanzania K000319607 No

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0