5007.000 Pavonia Cav.

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs or shrubs. Leaves often cordate at base. Flowers solitary, occasionally in terminal racemes or spikes. Epicalyx of 5-16 bracts. Calyx of 5 lobes. Style branches usually 10, always more than 5. Fruit of 5 indehiscent 1-seeded mericarps. Seeds reniform.

Derivation of name: Named after José Antonia Pavon (1754-1840), Spanish botanist and traveller.

Worldwide: 150 species from tropical and warm zones

Malawi: 3 taxa.

Pavonia urens

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
columella Cav.N,SDescription, Image
procumbens (Walk. & Arn.) Walp.SDescription, Image
urens Cav.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pavonia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Pavonia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=941, retrieved 15 April 2024

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