Pentas angustifolia (A.Rich. ex DC.) Verdc.

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Pentas angustifolia

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Cleveland Dam

Pentas angustifolia

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Val D'Or

Pentas angustifolia

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Val D'Or

Pentas angustifolia

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Hippo Pools, near camp

Pentas angustifolia

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Hippo Pools, near camp

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Synonyms: Pentas woodii Scott-Elliot
Sipanea angustifolia A.Rich. ex DC.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 1 m. Stems may be woody. Leaves opposite, narrowly lanceolate, pubescent above and on the veins below. Inflorescence in terminal clusters. Flowers white; stigma lobes often purple.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angustifolia: narrow-leaved
Habitat: In various types of woodland, usually in rocky places.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,C,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 73.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 74 - 75.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pentas angustifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155040, retrieved 18 September 2019

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