6810.000 Pentarrhinum E. Mey.

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Liede, S. & Nicholas, A. (1992) A Revision of the Genus Pentarrhinum E. Meyer (Asclepiadaceae) Kew Bulletin 47(3) 475-490

Description of the genus

Perennial, twining and climbing herbs. Leaves cordate. Inflorescences lateral, umbel-like cymes. Corolla deeply 5-lobed. Corona 5-lobed; lobes in side view obconic, trumpet or slipper-shaped forming a narrow cavity within. Pollinia pendent. Follicles lanceolate, ± beaked, echinate. Seeds narrowly winged.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and South Africa

Botswana: 1 taxon.

Pentarrhinum insipidum

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insipidum E. Mey.N,SEDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: Pentarrhinum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pentarrhinum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Pentarrhinum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1143, retrieved 2 July 2022

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