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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Pentas lanceolata (Forrsk.) Deflers
Star-cluster, Egyptian star-cluster

Pentas lanceolata
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Family: Rubiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Cultivated from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

Other data on Pentas lanceolata available from :


Pentas lanceolata has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Pentas lanceolata
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Pentas lanceolata
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Pentas lanceolata
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Pentas lanceolata
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr