African Plant Database

Pavonia urens Cav.
Protologue : Diss. [?] 3: 137, t. 49 (1787)
Information on the genus : Pavonia
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pavonia urens Cav. var. urens
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pavonia bojeri Baker (1882)
=Pavonia tomentosa Hochst.
=Pavonia neumannii Ulbr.
=Pavonia schimperiana var. tomentosa Hochst. ex Ulbr.
=Pavonia urens var. tomentosa (Hochst. ex Ulbr.) Brenan
=Pavonia schimperiana var. hirsuta Hochst. ex Ulbr.
=Pavonia urens var. hirsuta (Hochst. ex Ulbr.) Brenan
=Pavonia ruwenzoriensis De Wild. (1922)
Taxon infra-specific
Pavonia urens Cav. var. urens
Pavonia urens var. obtusiloba (Hiern) Brenan
Pavonia urens var. variabilis (De Wild.) Hauman
Pavonia urens var. lingua Hochr. (1916)
Pavonia urens var. hanangensis Verdc. (2009)
Pavonia urens var. irakuensis (Ulbr.) Verdc.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrubby herb or soft shrub to 2(-4) m tall.
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Ecology : Along edges, paths and clearings or shore of lakes in upland and riverine forest; secondary forest and scrub; abandoned cultivations; also weed, ruderal; 600(and less?)-1250-3000(-3500) m alt.
  The distribution needs to be defined in Zaire, East Africa. Fernando Poo (Bioko); S. Africa, Réunion, Madagascar, Mascarenes.
Biol./Eco : Shrub; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 125
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 11 (2009).
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