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Pakistan | Family List | Malvaceae | Pavonia

Pavonia glechomaefolia (A. Rich.) Garcke in Schweinf., Beit.Fl. Aethiop. 1:54. 1867. Mast. in Hoox.f.,l.c. 380.p.p.; S. Abedin, l.c. 65.

  • Lebretonia glechomaefolia A.Rich.
  • Pavonia coxii Tad. & Jacob

    Undershrubs, up to 1.5 m tall. Branches purple, stellate pubescent, glabrescent. Leaves ovate to orbicular, 1.5-6 cm long, 1-5 cm broad, irregularly serrate to crenate, cordate at base, acute at apex, stellate pubescent on both sides, glabrescent, not or 3 angled; petiole 1-5 cm long, stellate tomentose; stipules linear, 3-6 mm long. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicel 1-4 cm long, jointed at apex, joint sometimes inconspicuous and not visible, stellate tomentose, epicalyx segments 5 (-6), connate at base, segments lanceolate to ovate or elliptic, 10-15 mm long, 3-7 mm broad, 3-5 nerved, stellate pubescent on both sides. Calyx 5 partite, 7-11 mm long, stellate pubescent outside, internally hairy towards the margin, glabrescent; lobes 4-8 mm broad, lanceolate to broad ovate, acuminate. Corolla 1-2 cm across, yellow with dark purple centre; petals 10-18 mm long, 8-12 mm broad, exceeding the epicalyx, obovate, hairy at base, 5-6 mm long. Staminal tube 5-6 mm long, purple. Fruit 5-6 mm across; mericarps 5, echinate all over, pyriform, 4 mm long, dorsally longitudinally carinate, 3 mm broad, radially 3 mm broad. Seeds 3 mm long, 2 mm broad, sparsely hairy, more so towards the base and hilum, brown, pyriform.

    Holotype: Abyssinia, Choha & Petit s.n. (P!).

    Distribution: Ethiopia, India and Pakistan.

    It occurs in Sindh, Pakistan.

    Lower Taxon


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