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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.

 

Publications

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

 


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