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Pavonia procumbens (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Wallp., Rep. 11:301. 1842. non Casaretto 1842; Jafri, Fl. Kar. 224.1966; Borss., l.c. 135; S. Abedin, in Pak. J. Bot. 11(1) :64.1979.

  • Lebretonia cernua Span.
  • Lebretonia flava Wall.
  • Lebretonia procumbens Wall.
  • Pavonia cernua (Span.) Walp.

    Herbs to undershrubs. Branches green, stellate tomentose. Leaves usually ovate, 1.5-7.5 cm long, 1-5.5 cm broad, cordateat base, acuminate at apex, serrate-crenate, not or 3-angular near the apex, stellate tomentose on both sides, more so and velvety beneath, 5-7 nerved; petiole 0.5-4.5 cm long; stipules 3-5 mm long, filiform. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicel 1-4 cm long, in fruit up to 5 cm, jointed near the apex, geniculate, stellate pubescent, mixed with simple, spreading hairs, densely hairy above the joint. Epicalyx segments elliptic to ovate, almost free, 8-12 mm long, 3-7 mm broad, acuminate, usually 3-nerved, stellate pubescent on both sides. Calyx 5-partite, 5-8 mm long, densely stellate pubescent outside, hairy towards margin within, glabrescent; lobes c. 4 mm broad, ovate or lanceolate, acute or acuminate. Corolla 5-7 mm across, not completely open, yellow or orange-yellow; petals 10-14 mm long, 2-10 mm broad, slightly exceeding the epicalyx, obovate, hairy at base. Staminal column 4-5 mm long, sparsely stellate pubescent. Fruit depressed globose, angular, 5-6 mm across, glabrescent; mericarps 5, 4-5 mm long, dorsally longitudinally carinate, 4 mm broad, radially 3 mm broad, margins with 3 stout straight, or slightly curved, sharp prickles. Seeds c. 3 mm across, glabrous.

    Lectotype: India, Wallich 2688 (K-W!).

    Distribution: Tropical Africa, Arabia, South Asia and Malesia.

    It is found in Baluchistan and Sindh in Pakistan.


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