Monographs Details: Pavonia glutinosa Krapov. & Cristóbal
Fryxell, Paul A. 1999. Cavanilles (Malvaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 76: 1-284. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Species Description - Subshrubs 1 m tall, the stems densely and finely puberulent with stellate hairs and glandular hairs intermingled, 0.1-0.2 mm long. Leaf blades triangular-ovate, sometimes weakly lobed, 1.5-3 x 1-2 cm, basally cordate, crenate-dentate, acute, palmately 5-7-nerved, minutely stellate-puberulent above and beneath, with some intermingled glandular hairs (at least above); petioles 1.5-3 cm long; stipules subulate, 4-5 mm long. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, the pedicels 1-4.5 cm long, slender; involucellar bracts 5, ligulate, 7-8 x 1-1.5 mm, glandular-puberulent; calyx 8-9 mm long, glandular-puberulent and ciliate, the lobes with purplish venation; corolla red, 10-15 mm long, externally pubescent; staminal column 6-7 mm long, glabrous, the filaments 1 mm long. Fruits ca. 7 mm diam., nearly glabrous; mericarps carinate, reticulate-rugose, 4 mm high.
Discussion:Illustrations. Krapovickas & Cristóbal (1962: figs. IE, 6).
Pavonia glutinosa is distinguished by having red corollas coupled with purplish-veined calyx lobes. The specific epithet is derived from the glandular hairs that are found on the calyx and involucel (and elsewhere), a character it shares with P. viscidula and P. xanthogloea, both of which have paler corollas.
Distribution:Argentina South America
| Buenos Aires Argentina South America
| Corrientes Argentina South America
| Misiones Argentina South America
| Uruguay South America
| San José Uruguay South America