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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Rubioideae
Tribus: Spermacoceae
Genus: Pentodon
Species: P. laurentioides – P. pentandrus

Pentodon Hochst., Flora 27(2): 552. (1844)

Type species: Pentodon decumbens Hochst., Flora 27(2): 552. (1844) vide Pentodon pentandrus var. minor Bremek., Verh. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., Afd. Natuurk., Sect. 2. 48(2): 179. (1952)


Hochstetter, C.F.F. 1844. Flora 27(2): 552.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Pentodon (Rubiaceae) in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Mar. 19. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Pentodon (Rubiaceae). Published online. Accessed: Mar. 19 2020. 2020. Pentodon (Rubiaceae). Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Mar. 19.

Pentodon is a genus of plants belonging to the family Rubiaceae. There appear to be only two species in the genus. They are found in Central America, Central and Southern Africa and the Seychelles.[1]

Bernard Verdcourt, Diane M. Bridson. 1991. Flora of tropical East Africa - Rubiaceae Volume 3. p. 946

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