Monographs Details: Pavonia orientalis Krapov.
Authority: Fryxell, Paul A. 1999. Cavanilles (Malvaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 76: 1-284. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Malvaceae
Description:Species Description - Shrubs or subshrubs 0.5-1 m tall, the stems stellate-pubescent (almost scabridulous), the hairs 0.1-0.2 mm long (the hairs to 0.4 mm long and denser at the stem tips). Leaf blades ovate-triangular to hastately lobed, mostly 1.5-3 x 1-1.5 cm, basally cordate (or hastately lobed), dentate, cute, palmately 5-nerved, discolorous, the upper surface evenly stellate-pubescent, the hairs 1 mm diam., the lower surface densely stellate-pubescent, the hairs of variable size; petioles 1-2 cm long, often pilose distally; stipules subulate to filiform, 4-7 mm long. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, the pedicels 1-3 cm long; involucellar bracts 5, lanceolate or spatulate, 5-6 x 1-2.5 mm, stellate-pubescent (sometimes also setose-hirsute); calyx 5-7 mm long, stellate-pubescent (sometimes also setose-hirsute); corolla 1-1.5 cm long (flowers sometimes cleistogamous). Fruits 6 mm diam., minutely pubescent; mericarps 3.5-4.5 mm high, carinate and rugulose but not prominently so.

Discussion:Illustrations. Krapovickas (1977: fig. 3G-H).

Pavonia orientalis is characterized by its relatively narrow involucellar bracts, coupled with minutely pubescent stems and petioles that are often distally pilose. The name indicates its relatively easterly distribution.
Distribution:Brazil South America| Rio Grande do Sul Brazil South America| Uruguay South America| Lavalleja Uruguay South America| Maldonado Uruguay South America| San José Uruguay South America| Rocha Uruguay South America|