Monographs Details: Pavonia reitzii Krapov. & Cristóbal
Authority: Fryxell, Paul A. 1999. Cavanilles (Malvaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 76: 1-284. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Malvaceae
Description:Species Description - Shrubs 0.5 m tall, the stems densely and coarsely stellate-pubescent. Leaf blades elliptic or lance-oblong, basally truncate or subcuneate, serrate, acute, penninerved, the younger leaves bullate, discolorous, densely stellate-tomentose above and beneath; petioles 0.5-1 cm long; stipules narrowly subulate, 8-12 mm long. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, the pedicels, 2-4 cm long; involiicellar bracts 5 (?), lanceolate, 10-14 x 2-4 mm, hirsute; calyx 8-9 mm long, densely hirsute, the hairs 1.5-2 mm long; petals white (with red veins), 1.5 cm long (or more?). Fruits ca. 8 mm diam., the mericarps 5-6 mm long, extremely rugulose, apically acute, with 3-4 excrescences on each side.

Discussion:Illustrations. Krapovickas & Cristóbal (1962: figs. 2A,B, 10).

Pavonia reitzii is distinctive for its bullate leaves, especially the younger leaves.
Distribution:Brazil South America| Santa Catarina Brazil South America|