Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Pavonia Cav., Diss. 2, Secunda Diss. Bot. (1786)

Annual to perennial herbs or shrubs.  Lvs usually angled or lobed.  Fls axillary and solitary, or in infls with reduced lvs;  epicalyx segments 5 or more, united in part or free;  calyx evenly 5-toothed;  petals spreading or closed.  Style branches twice as many as loculi, clavate.  Fr. of 5, 1-seeded, indehiscent, sometimes awned mericarps arranged in a single flat whorl and separating from axis at maturity.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Pavonia Cav.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Cavanilles, A.J. 1786: Monadelphiae Classis Dissertationes. Secunda Dissertatio Botanica. Vol. 2. 43–106, [i]-[vi].
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.