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.

Botswana: 9 taxa.

Pavetta schumanniana

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cataractarum S. MooreNDescription, Image
eylesii S.MooreSEDescription, Image
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. gardeniifolia N,SEDescription
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. subtomentosa K.Schum.N,SEDescription
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.[Agg]N,SEDescription, Image
harborii S. MooreSE
lasiopeplus K. Schum.NDescription, Image
schumanniana F. Hoffm. ex K. Schum.NDescription, Image
zeyheri Sond.SE

Other sources of information about Pavetta:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Pavetta
Flora of Malawi: Pavetta
Flora of Mozambique: Pavetta
Flora of Zambia: Pavetta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pavetta

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pavetta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pavetta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pavetta
Wikipedia: Pavetta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pavetta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pavetta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Pavetta.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1410, retrieved 28 May 2022

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