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The Penta (Penta lanceolata) is also known as a Star Flower or Starcluster because of the star-shape of its brightly colored flowers. It's named for the five (Greek penta) floral parts. Here is another photo of a Penta. Scientific Classification:
  • Kingdom: Plantae - Plants
  • Subkingdom: Tracheobionta - Vascular plants
  • Superdivision: Spermatophyta - Seed plants
  • Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
  • Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
  • Subclass: Asteridae
  • Order: Rubiales
  • Family: Rubiaceae - Madder family
  • Genus: Pentas Benth. - pentas
  • Species: Pentas lanceolata (Forsk.) Deflers - Egyptian starcluster