8348.000 Pentanisia Harv.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs from a woody rootstock. Stipules with bases connate with the petiole, fimbriate. Leaves opposite. Flowers bisexual, dimorphic (some flowers with anthers exserted and style included and others vice versa), usually in capitate inflorescences. Calyx lobes 5, 1-3 enlarged and often leaf-like, the rest small. Corolla usually blue; lobes usually 5. Ovary 2-5-locular. Stigma lobes equal in number to the number of loculi in the ovary. Fruit ± spherical, slightly fleshy.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical Africa

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
monticola (K.Krause) Verdc. N
prunelloides (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Walp. subsp. latifolia (Hochst.) Verdc. N
schweinfurthii HiernN,C,SDescription, Image
sykesii Hutch. subsp. sykesii N

Other sources of information about Pentanisia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Pentanisia
Flora of Zambia: Pentanisia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pentanisia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pentanisia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pentanisia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pentanisia
Wikipedia: Pentanisia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pentanisia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pentanisia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Pentanisia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1393, retrieved 6 February 2023

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