Monographs Details: Pavonia grazielae Krapov.
Fryxell, Paul A. 1999. Cavanilles (Malvaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 76: 1-284. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Species Description - Shrubs 2 m tall, the stems densely stellate-puberulent and viscid. Leaf blades broadly ovate, 2.5-9 x 2.5-7 cm, cordate, denticulate to subentire, acute or acuminate, discolorous, palmately 7-nerved, the upper surface stellate- and glandular-pubescent, the lower surface predominantly stellate-pubescent, whitish; petioles 1.5-8 cm long; stipules 4-10 mm long, subulate. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, the pedicels 1-6 cm long; involucellar bracts 4(-6), broadly ovate, 20-25 x 10-15 mm (rarely only 5 mm wide, e.g., Esteves & Kameyama 2503), viscid; calyx 1.5 cm long, viscid; corolla 2-3 cm long, externally stellate-pubescent, greenish yellow with reddish veins; androecium included, the styles slightly exserted. Fruits glabrous, ca. 6 mm diam.; mericarps 10 mm high, with a stout apical spine.
Discussion:Pavonia grazielae is characterized by its few (4-6), broadly ovate, viscid involucellar bracts.A collection by Pirani et al. (Grão Mogol, Vale do Rio Itacambiruçu, SPF-39645, CTES) may represent this species but is anomalous in having usually 6 bracts that are only 3-6 mm wide. However, it comes from within the range of the species and is tentatively included with it.
Distribution:Brazil South America
| Minas Gerais Brazil South America