Pentas nobilis S. Moore

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Pentas nobilis

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Rocky slopes on left of entry road, Cleveland Dam, Harare

Pentas nobilis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Pentas nobilis

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Christon Bank

Pentas nobilis

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Christon Bank

Pentas nobilis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ngomakurira, Chinhamora CL.

Pentas nobilis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ngomakurira, Chinhamora CL.

Pentas nobilis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ngomakurira, Chinhamora CL.

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Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial herb with woody stems, mostly less than 1.5 m. Leaves elliptic-oblong to ovate. Inflorescences few-flowered. Flowers white, sometimes tinged with pink, sweetly scented; corolla tube up to 14 cm long.
Type location:
Zimbabwe
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nobilis: noble, stately
Habitat: In rocky places in Brachystegia woodland but most commonly on granite kopjes outcrops.
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Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: DRC, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C
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Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 43.

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 68 - 70. as Pentas nobilis (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pentas nobilis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pentas nobilis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pentas nobilis
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pentas nobilis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155060, retrieved 18 September 2020

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