Pavonia Cav.

First published in Diss. 2(App.): 2 (1786)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics.


Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Chad, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, Free State, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Bermuda, Georgia, Mexican Pacific Is., Norfolk Is.


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Cervantes Aceves, N. (1992). La Familia Malvaceae en el Estado de Jalisco, Mexico: 1-393. Editorial Universidad de Guadalajara.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Ulbrich in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 57: 54–184 (1920).
  • —F.T.A. 1: 189

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Diss. 2, App. 2: [2] (1786)
  • Diss. 3: 132, t. 45 (1787).
  • Ulbr. in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 57: 54 (1920–21).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Ulbrich in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 57: 54–184 (1920–21).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Diss. 2, App. 2: [2] (1786) & 3: 132, t. 45 (1787)
  • E.J. 57: 54–184 (1920–21)
  • Fl. Eth. & Eritr. 2(2): 224–236 (1995), nom. cons.
  • V.E. 3(2): 380–390 (1921)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1994 Taxonomy class of Universidade de Brasilia [1040], Brazil K001217862 Yes
Rico, L. [1975c], Dominican Republic K000478750 No
Breteler, F.J. [262], Cameroon K000105030 No
Gardner, G. [4429], Brazil K001217799 Yes
Grings, M. [840], Brazil K001217806 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [7873], Brazil K001217810 Yes
Figueiredo, L.S. [54], Brazil K001217828 Yes
Lucena, M.F.A. [21], Brazil K001217830 Yes
Mayo, S. [1041], Brazil K001217831 Yes
Andrade, K. [255], Brazil K001217834 Yes
Guedes, M.L. [5196], Brazil K001217857 Yes
Sano, P.T. [52371], Brazil K001217858 Yes
Villarouco, F.M.O. [112], Brazil K001217836 Yes
Tschá, M. [393], Brazil K001217840 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [10035], Brazil K001217812 Yes
Tschá, M.C. [769], Brazil K001217829 Yes
Figueiredo, L. [171], Brazil K001217835 Yes
Gardner, G. [4427], Brazil K001217800 Yes
Harley, R.M. [24201], Brazil K001217818 Yes
Atkins, S. [4924], Brazil K001217856 Yes
Philcox, D. [4481], Brazil K001217869 Yes
Harley, R.M. [4455], Brazil K001217854 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [CFCR 13723], Brazil K001217863 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [4954], Brazil K001217813 Yes
Harley, R.M. [54752], Brazil K001217848 Yes
s.coll. [1348], Brazil K001217815 Yes
Gardner, G. [s.n.], Brazil K001217807 Yes
Coradin, L. [5760], Brazil K001217852 Yes
Atkins, S. [5758], Brazil K001217855 Yes
Santos, T.S. [946], Brazil K001217824 Yes
Ganev, W. [764], Brazil K001217874 Yes
Pickersgill, B. [72-94], Brazil K001217851 Yes
Gardner, G. [1461], Brazil K001217808 Yes
Laurênio, A. [10], Brazil K001217838 Yes
Atkins, S. [14747], Brazil K001217844 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [6177], Brazil K001217814 Yes
Gardner, G. [3018], Brazil K001217804 Yes
França, F. [1304], Brazil K001217861 Yes
Ganev, W. [764], Brazil K001217873 Yes
Ganev, W. [501], Brazil K001217871 Yes
Pickersgill, B. [72-23], Brazil K001217822 Yes
Damasceno, R.N. [595], Brazil K001217826 Yes
Kirkbride, M.C.G. [1273], Brazil K001217870 Yes
Glaziou, A.F.M. [10288], Brazil K001217820 Yes
Harley, R.M. [14053], Brazil K001217867 Yes
Melo, E. [1158], Brazil K001217843 Yes
Coradin, L. [6053], Brazil K001217850 Yes
Silva, L.F. [63], Brazil K001217833 Yes
Zappi, D.C. [464], Brazil K001217825 Yes
Tschá, M.C. [297], Brazil K001217832 Yes
Renvoize, S.A. [3228], Argentina K001217846 Yes
Figueiredo, L.S. [62], Brazil K001217839 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [13705], Brazil K001217865 Yes
Gardner, G. [3589], Brazil K001217801 Yes
Saar, E. [4711], Brazil K001217853 Yes
Queiroz, L.P. [4367], Brazil K001217860 Yes
Santos, T.S. [1173], Brazil K001217823 Yes
Harley, R.M. [54083], Brazil K001217849 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [8547-2], Brazil K001217811 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [4445], Brazil K001217876 Yes
Harley, R.M. [24351], Brazil K001217819 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132299 Yes
Gardner, G. [1460], Brazil K001217809 Yes
Sano, P.T. [14580], Brazil K001217859 Yes
Inacio, E. [41], Brazil K001217837 Yes
Gardner, G. [1460], Brazil K001217802 Yes
Figueiredo, L. [230], Brazil K001217841 Yes
Harley, R.M. [6479], Brazil K001217875 Yes
Ganev, W. [501], Brazil K001217872 Yes
Gardner, G. [4431], Brazil K001217798 Yes
Silva, B.R. [1411], Brazil K001217827 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [13587], Brazil K001217866 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [13761], Brazil K001217868 Yes
Gardner, G. [3018], Brazil K001217805 Yes
Gardner, G. [1461], Brazil K001217803 Yes
Stradmann, M.T.S. [668], Brazil K001217842 Yes
Renvoize, S.A. [3228], Argentina K001217845 Yes
s.coll. [1343], Brazil K001217816 Yes
s.coll. [1346], Brazil K001217817 Yes
Sakuragui, C.M. [15247], Brazil K001217847 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [13723], Brazil K001217864 Yes
Steward, W.C. [13232], Brazil K001217821 Yes


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