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, Guinea, 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., Society Is., Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Windward Is.

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

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:

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
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0