Pentas lanceolata

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Pentas lanceolata
P. lanceolata at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Pentas
Species: P. lanceolata
Binomial name
Pentas lanceolata
(Forssk.) Deflers[1]

Pentas lanceolata, commonly known as Egyptian Starcluster,[2] is a species of flowering plant in the madder family, Rubiaceae that is native to much of Africa as well as Yemen.[3] It is known for its wide use as a garden plant where it often accompanies butterfly gardens.[4]


  1. ^ "EOL Pentas Lanceolata". Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Pentas lanceolata on the British Database of World Flora and Fauna". Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  3. ^ "Taxon: Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Pentas lanceolata Floridata". Retrieved 2008-09-15.