Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Pentas
Synonym: Ophiorrhiza lanceolata Forssk.
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Native of Tropical Africa
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental
Key Characteristics: Stem glabrous, stout. Leaves elliptic, acuminate at apex, coriaceous; nerves 3-4 pairs, oblique, domatia glandular. Peduncles 2.5 cm long, solitary. Flowers many; pedicels 1.5-2 cm long. Drupe 3 x 1.7 cm, obovoid, glabrous; seeds rugose.