Monographs Details: Pavonia gledhillii Cheek
Fryxell, Paul A. 1999. Cavanilles (Malvaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 76: 1-284. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Species Description - Subshrubs ca. 2 m tall, the stems minutely and inconspicuously pubescent. Leaf blades oblong-elliptic, mostly 10-13 x 3-4 cm, basally rounded-truncate, obscurely serrulate or subentire, acute, penninerved, obscurely and minutely pubescent to subglabrous; petioles 3-5 cm long, short-pubescent on adaxial surface, the hairs 0.3 mm long; stipules linear, 12-14 x l.5 mm, ciliate, the hairs 0.5-1 mm long. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, the pedicels 1.5-3 cm long, minutely pubescent; involucellar bracts 9-10 (?), lance-linear, 2 x 2.5-3.5 mm, ciliate (the hairs 1 mm long), reddish, basally connate; calyx ca. 18 mm long, densely puberulent; corolla 2.5-3 cm long, tubular, dark purplish; androecium exserted 1.5-2.5 cm beyond corolla, purplish, the filaments 3-5 mm long; styles emergent from the column, red or purplish, sparsely and minutely pubescent. Fruits unknown.
Discussion:Illustration. Cheek (1989: fig. 1).
Distribution:United States of America North America
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