EPPO Global Database

Pentas lanceolata(PNWLA)

Code created in: 2000-06-08

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PNWLA
  • Preferred name: Pentas lanceolata
  • Authority: (Forsskål) Deflers


Western Asia, Bangladesh, eastern Africa (Sudan to Zaïre to Mozambique). Cultivated as an ornamental shrub. Introduced in South America (Colombia)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Mussaenda luteola Delile

Common names
Name Language
Egyptian star cluster English
pentas English
star cluster English
bouquet d'étoiles French
étoile égyptienne French
pentas lancéolée French
pentas Spanish
pentas Portuguese
kusasantanka Japanese
pentasu Japanese
クササンタンカ Japanese
ペンタス Japanese
пентас ланцетный Russian
wǔ xīng huā Chinese
五星花 Chinese