Monographs Details: Pavonia alia Fryxell
Authority: Fryxell, Paul A. 1999. Cavanilles (Malvaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 76: 1-284. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Malvaceae
Scientific Name:Pavonia alia Fryxell
Description:Species Description - Shrubs to 1.5 m tall, the stems sparsely pubescent in narrow lines of short curled hairs. Leaf blades mostly 3-5.5 x 2-3 cm, ovate, truncate to subcordate, coarsely crenate-serrate, acute, sparsely pubescent above, with scattered stellate hairs beneath; petioles 1.5-2.5 cm long, adaxially pubescent; stipules 2-3 mm long, subulate. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, the pedicels 0.5-1.5 cm long, sparsely pubescent to subglabrous; involucellar bracts 8-9, linear-lanceolate, 8-9 x 1 mm or less, subglabrous; calyx 6-7 mm long, subglabrous; corolla 2.5-3 cm long, narrowly tubular, salmon or reddish; staminal column exserted, glabrous, pallid, the filaments 1-2.5 mm long; styles exceeding the column, with capitate reddish stigmas. Fruits unknown.

Discussion:Illustration. Fryxell (1988a: fig. 79).

Pavonia alia is distinguished from the other species of P. subsect. Conditiflorae by its relatively sparse pubescence.
Distribution:Mexico North America| Chihuahua Mexico North America|