Monographs Details: Pavonia kleinii Krapov. & Cristóbal
Authority: Fryxell, Paul A. 1999. Cavanilles (Malvaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 76: 1-284. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Species Description - Subshrubs 0.5 m tall, the stems stellate-pubescent. Leaf blades ovate-oblong, mostly 2-5 x 1-2.5 cm, basally cordate, obscurely crenate or undulate, acute or subobtuse, palmately 5-nerved, discolorous, densely canescent beneath, sparsely pubescent above with simple hairs 0.5-1 mm long and some stellate hairs; petioles 1-3 cm long; stipules subulate, 2-3 mm long. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, the pedicels 1-2 cm long; involucellar bracts 5, lance-ovate, 5-6 x 2-3 mm, stellate-pubescent; calyx 4-5 mm long, densely hirsute; corolla yellow, ca. 1 cm long. Fruits nodding and hidden by leaves, ca. 6 mm diam., minutely pubescent; mericarps 4 mm high, more or less carinate and prominently rugose.

Discussion:Illustrations. Krapovickas & Cristóbal (1962: figs. 1A, 15).

Pavonia kleinii is distinguished for its yellow flowers, a character shared in P. subsect. Hastifoliae only with the Mexican P nepetifolia. Elsewhere in P. sect. Lebretonia, yellow flowers are also found in P. aurantia and P. rojasii.
Distribution:Brazil South America| Minas Gerais Brazil South America| Rio Grande do Sul Brazil South America| Santa Catarina Brazil South America| São Paulo Brazil South America|