The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Pentas

The genus Pentas is in the family Rubiaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Pentas

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Pentas angustifolia (A.Rich.) Verdc. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas arvensis Hiern Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas caffensis Chiov. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas cleistostoma K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas glabrescens Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas herbacea (Hiern) K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 5
Pentas micrantha Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Pentas nervosa Hepper Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas pauciflora Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas pubiflora S.Moore Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas purpurea Oliv. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Pentas purseglovei Verdc. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas schimperi (Hochst.) Wieringa Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Pentas suswaensis Verdc. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas tibestica Quézel Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas warburgiana K.Schum. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pentas zanzibarica (Klotzsch) Vatke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1

Statistics

The Plant List includes 63 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Pentas. Of these 16 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 35 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Pentas. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 63 species names for the genus Pentas recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 16 25.4%
Synonym 39 61.9%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 8 12.7%

All names

The status of the 98 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Pentas recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 24 24.5%
Synonym 64 65.3%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 10 10.2%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 63 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Pentas, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 16 38 0 0 54 85.7%
Medium confidence 0 1 0 0 1 1.6%
Low confidence 0 0 0 8 8 12.7%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Pentas is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.6%
WCSP 16 38 0 8 0 62 98.4%