Monographs Details: Pavonia hoehnei Baker f.
Fryxell, Paul A. 1999. Cavanilles (Malvaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 76: 1-284. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Species Description - Subshrubs 0.6 m tall, the stems densely stellate-pubescent, the hairs 0.2-0.5 mm long, yellowish. Leaf blades mostly 4-8 x 2-3 cm (7-10 x 4.5-5.5 cm in type), oblong to lance-ovate, basally cordate or subcordate (scarcely sagittate), crenate, acute or rounded-acute, discolorous, basally palmately 5(-7)-nerved, both surfaces evenly stellate-pubescent (densely so beneath), the hairs 0.5 mm long, the lower surface with raised reticulate venation; petioles 1-1.5 cm long, evenly pubescent like stem; stipules filiform, 3-4 mm long, densely pubescent, deciduous. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, the pedicels 1-3 cm long (exceeding the petioles), densely pubescent like stem; involucellar bracts 5, broadly ovate or suborbicular, 5-10 x 5-9 mm, basally narrowed to a stipe and 3-5-ribbed, stellate-pubescent; calyx 7-9 mm long, the lobes 4-5 mm wide, acute, stellate-pubescent; corolla 1.5-2 cm long, rose (?). Fruits ca. 7 mm diam., minutely pubescent; mericarps 4.5-5 mm high, prominently rugulose.
Discussion:Pavonia hoehnii is notable for its suborbicular, stipitate involucellar bracts that are 5-9 mm wide and also its relatively broad calyx lobes. This species may be related to P. belophylla and P pulchra.
Distribution:Brazil South America
| Bahia Brazil South America
| Minas Gerais Brazil South America
| São Paulo Brazil South America
| Uruguay South America