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

Botswana: 5 taxa.

Pavonia senegalensis

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
burchellii (DC.) R.A.DyerSE
clathrata Mast.N,SE
procumbens (Walk. & Arn.) Walp.N,SEDescription, Image
senegalensis (Cav.) LeistnerN,SEDescription, Image
transvaalensis (Ulbr.) A. MeeuseSEImage

Other sources of information about Pavonia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Pavonia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pavonia
Flora of Malawi: 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 Botswana: Genus page: Pavonia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=941, retrieved 28 May 2024

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