Monographs Details: Pavonia crispa Krapov.
Authority: Fryxell, Paul A. 1999. Cavanilles (Malvaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 76: 1-284. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Malvaceae
Scientific Name:Pavonia crispa Krapov.
Description:Species Description - Tree to 6 m tall, the stems essentially glabrous, somewhat sulcate. Leaf blades broadly elliptic, truncate (with minute auriculae at base), coarsely serrate (6-7 teeth in 5 cm), acute or short-acuminate, penninerved, essentially glabrous, to 23 x 11 cm; petioles 1.5-2 cm long, glabrous; stipules erect, 2-3 cm long, ligulate, glabrous. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, the pedicels ca. 1 cm long; involucellar bracts ca. 8, 2 x ca. 5-7 mm, the margins prominently undulate; calyx subequal to involucel, both very minutely and obscurely lepidote; corolla and genitalia unknown, the buds rose (ex collector’s label). Fruits 1.5 cm diam., glabrous, the mericarps ca. 1 cm tall, smooth, carinate, apically pointed.

Discussion:Illustrations. Krapovickas (1982a: pl. 2, fig. 2).

The distinctive feature of Pavonia crispa is the involucel, the bracts of which have undulate margins
Distribution:Brazil South America| Bahia Brazil South America|