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  Pentas lanceolata
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers, Voyage on Yemen, 142. 1889; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 143. 1982; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 369. 2009. Ophiorrhiza lanceolata Forssk., Fl. Aeg.-Arab. 42. 1775.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pentas
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Pentas, Star flower, Star cluster
  Description: Trees, stem glabrous, stout. Leaves to 13 x 6 cm, elliptic, acuminate at apex, coriaceous; nerves 3-4 pairs, oblique, domatia glandular; petiole to 1 cm long; stipule broadly ovate, cuspidate, scaly inside. Peduncles 2.5 cm long, solitary. Flowers many; pedicels 1.5-2 cm long. Drupe 3 x 1.7 cm, obovoid, glabrous; seeds rugose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Tropical Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red, Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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