Monographs Details: Pavonia friesii Krapov.
Authority: Fryxell, Paul A. 1999. Cavanilles (Malvaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 76: 1-284. (Published by NYBG Press)
Scientific Name:Pavonia friesii Krapov.
Description:Species Description - Shrubs to 2 m tall, the stems covered by minute multi-armed stellate hairs. Leaf blades hastate-triangular or sagittate-oblong, mostly 2-5 x 1-2 cm, basally cordate-hastate or -sagittate (the sinus acute), serrate, acute or subobtuse, discolorous, palmately 5-7-nerved, minutely stellate-pubescent, densely so beneath; petioles 1-2 cm long; stipules subulate, 4 mm long. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, the pedicels 1-3 cm long; involucellar bracts 5, lanceolate or spatulate, 7-8 x 2.5 mm, stellate-puberulent and hirsute with hairs 1-2 mm long (especially basally); calyx 7-9 mm long, with pubescence like involucel; corolla 1.5-2 cm long, rose with dark red center, bearded on margins of claws; staminal column 5 mm long, reddish, glabrous, the filaments 3 mm long. Fruits ca. 7 mm diam.; mericarps minutely pubescent, 4-5 mm long, carinate, reticulately rugose.

Discussion:Illustrations. Krapovickas (1977: fig. 3D-F).

Pavonia friesii is notable for its coarsely hirsute calyx and involucel coupled with very fine pubescence on the stems.
Distribution:Brazil South America| Minas Gerais Brazil South America| Rio Grande do Sul Brazil South America| Santa Catarina Brazil South America| Bolivia South America| Cochabamba Bolivia South America| Uruguay South America| Montevideo Uruguay South America| Cerro Largo Uruguay South America| Tacuarembó Uruguay South America|