Pavonia procumbens (Walk. & Arn.) Walp.

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Pavonia procumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwale River bridge

Pavonia procumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwale River bridge

Pavonia procumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwale River bridge

Pavonia procumbens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Pavonia procumbens

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Pavonia procumbens

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Pavonia procumbens

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

Pavonia procumbens

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge.

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Synonyms: Pavonia burchellii (DC.) R.A. Dyer
Pavonia macrophylla E. Mey. ex Harv.
Pavonia patens (Andr.) Chiov.
Common names: Babani (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Mukuku (Tonga: Zimbabwe)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Soft shrubby perennial, often with straggling stems, up to c. 1 m tall. Leaves ovate-pentagonal in outline, up to 8 × 7 cm, angled to shallowly 3-5 lobed, stellate pubescent on both surfaces, usually more densely and paler below, deeply cordate at the base, basal lobes often overlapping; margin crenate-serrate. Flowers creamy-white to deep orange-yellow, sometimes with a purple-red centre. Epicalyx of 5(6) widely spreading bracts, 7-11 mm long, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 5-veined, stellate-pubescent, green at flowering time, turning brown and dry in fruit.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: procumbens: with stems lying along the ground; procumbent but note that the species is often more or less erect.
Habitat: In a variety of drier wooded habitats, often on sandy or rocky soils, mostly growing in the shade of trees, bush clumps or boulders.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1660 m
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: From Eritrea and Somalia through the drier parts of eastern tropical Africa to Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 12 February 2015
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28. As Pavonia burchellii

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 507 - 508. As Pavonia patens

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 61.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pavonia procumbens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139170, retrieved 22 October 2017

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