Pentas zanzibarica (Klotzsch) Vatke
subsp. milangiana (Verdc.) Verdc.

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Pentas zanzibarica subsp. milangiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Disturbed and secondary slopes below Namuli peak, Serra de Gurue

Pentas zanzibarica subsp. milangiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Disturbed and secondary slopes below Namuli peak, Serra de Gurue

Pentas zanzibarica subsp. milangiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Disturbed and secondary slopes below Namuli peak, Serra de Gurue

Pentas zanzibarica subsp. milangiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Disturbed and secondary slopes below Namuli peak, Serra de Gurue

Pentas zanzibarica subsp. milangiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Disturbed and secondary slopes below Namuli peak, Serra de Gurue

Pentas zanzibarica subsp. milangiana

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mabu

Pentas zanzibarica subsp. milangiana

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mabu

Pentas zanzibarica subsp. milangiana

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mabu

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Synonyms: Pentas zanzibarica (Klotzsch) Vatke var. milangiana Verdc.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust, erect, shrubby perennial herb, up to 2 m tall, rarely taller. Stems moslty unbranched, often purplish, in this subspecies leafy and densely hairy. Leaves opposite or sometimes 3-whorled, 4-14.5 cm long, olanceolate, elliptic or ovate, hairy on both surfaces, in this subspecies with veins distinctly raised and hairy beneath; petiole up to 1 cm long. Flowers in fairly lax to subglobose, terminal and axillary heads, mostly lilac or mauve-blue, pink or white; corolla tube in this subspecies normally short, c. 5 mm long. Fruit a capsule, 3-5.5 mm long, pubescent, with a short beak, 1-2 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zanzibarica: from Zanzibar;
milangiana: from Mt Mulanje in Malawi, where the type specimen of this subspecies was found.
Habitat: Along forest edges, in bracken scrub, sometimes in pine plantations.
Altitude range: 1500 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: This subspecies is only known from montane areas in southern Malawi and northern Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 17 June 2012
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 93.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 166.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 75 - 76.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pentas zanzibarica
African Plant Database: Pentas zanzibarica
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pentas zanzibarica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pentas zanzibarica
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Pentas zanzibarica subsp. milangiana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=173010, retrieved 30 October 2020

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