8383.000 Pavetta L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, occasionally suffrutices. Leaves opposite; lamina with bacterial nodules (easily visible as black dots when leaf is held up to the light). Flowers few-many, borne in corymbs, very lax to capitate. Bracts connate, stipule-like. Flowers bisexual, 4-merous. Corolla white to creamy or greenish. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a spherical drupe, in our species black and shining when ripe. Seeds 2, hemispheric.

Derivation of name: Apparently this was a historic name given to plants of this genus in Malabar, a coastal region in southwestern India.

Worldwide: 400 species in the Old World tropics.

Malawi: 18 taxa.

Pavetta schumanniana

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cataractarum S. MooreN,C,SDescription, Image
chapmanii Bridson[NrEnd]S
comostyla S. Moore subsp. nyassica (Bremek.) Bridson var. nyassica N
crassipes K. Schum.N,C,SImage
eylesii S.MooreCDescription, Image
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. gardeniifolia N,SDescription
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. subtomentosa K.Schum.N,C,SDescription
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.[Agg]N,C,SDescription, Image
hymenophylla Bremek.N
johnstonii Bremek. subsp. johnstonii C,S
klotzschiana K. Schum.[NrEnd]SDescription, Image
kyimbilensis Bremek. var. iringensis (Bremek.) BridsonN
lasiobractea K. Schum.N
radicans HiernNDescription, Image
schumanniana F. Hoffm. ex K. Schum.N,C,SDescription, Image
sp. F S
subumbellata Bremek. var. subumbellata N
subumbellata Bremek. var. subcoriacea BridsonN

Other sources of information about Pavetta:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Pavetta
Flora of Caprivi: Pavetta
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pavetta
Flora of Mozambique: Pavetta
Flora of Zambia: Pavetta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pavetta
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pavetta

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pavetta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pavetta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pavetta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pavetta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Pavetta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pavetta
JSTOR Plant Science: Pavetta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pavetta
Plants of the World Online: Pavetta
Tropicos: Pavetta
Wikipedia: Pavetta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Pavetta.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1410, retrieved 13 April 2024

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