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Genus: Pavonia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Malvales > Family: Malvaceae

About 150 species, widespread in tropics and subtropics, especially the Americas. Fifteen species are native to southern Africa and a further species is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Pavonia burchellii


Pavonia clathrata


Pavonia columella

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Pavonia dentata


Pavonia dregei


Pavonia elegans


Pavonia gossweileri


Pavonia leptocalyx


Pavonia praemorsa


Pavonia procumbens

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Pavonia rehmannii


Pavonia rogersii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Pavonia senegalensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Pavonia transvaalensis


Pavonia urens

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

Information from Glen (2002).

Pavonia hastata

Native to tropical South America.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.


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