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Pavonia senegalensis (Cav.) Leistner
Protologue : Bothalia 10: 74 (1969)
Information on the genus : Pavonia
Basionym : Hibiscus senegalensis Cav.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hibiscus senegalensis Cav. (1787)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pavonia insignis Fenzl ex Webb
=Pavonia zawadae Ulbr. (1912)
=*Pavonia baumii Gürke
=Pavonia hirsuta Guill. & Perr. (1831)
=Hibiscus baumii Gürke (1903)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Spreading herb or shrub with long somewhat decumbent, nearly prostrate or ascending branches, much-branched from the base, forming dense semi-globose bushes to1,5 m tall and 2 m .
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Ecology : Savanna; sandy-clayey soils; humid sands; sometimes on rocky scree; often near villages; woodland with Grewia, Terminalia, etc.; along rivers and in seasonally dry riverbeds; usually in light shade. Drier parts of tropical Africa;
  S. Africa, Namibia, Caprivi Strip, Botswana.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:annual (occ. perennial)-Herb- Ht 0.5 - 1 m. Alt 600 - 1350 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, LP, NC, NW

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 124
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 99
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:287 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 254
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 401

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 104
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