Monographs Details: Pavonia durangensis Fryxell
Authority: Fryxell, Paul A. 1999. Cavanilles (Malvaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 76: 1-284. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Species Description - Shrubs to 2 m tall, the stems stellate-pubescent, the hairs 0.5 mm long. Leaf blades 6-8.5 x 3-5 cm (progressively reduced upward), narrowly ovate or somewhat 3-lobed, cordate to subtruncate, coarsely crenate-serrate, acute, palmately 7-nerved, discolorous, sparsely stellate-pubescent above, densely so beneath; petioles 2-3.5 cm long (½ length of blade or less), stellate-pubescent. Inflorescence a leafless terminal raceme; pedicels 1-2.5 cm long, sparsely stellate-pubescent; involucellar bracts 8-9, linear-lanceolate, 9-12 mm long, minutely puberulent, basally connate and forming a cup; calyx 7-8 mm long, minutely puberulent; corolla 16-18 mm long, tubular, dark red, externally pubescent, glabrous on margins of claw; staminal column subequal to the petals, glabrous; stigmas capitate, villous, maroon. Fruits ca. 1 cm diam., oblate, glabrous.

Discussion:Illustration. Fryxell (1988a: fig. 80).

Pavonia durangensis is distinguished from the other red-flowered members of P. subsect. Rubriflorae by a combination of characters, as given in the key.
Distribution:Mexico North America| Durango Mexico North America| Jalisco Mexico North America|