Pavonia leptocalyx (Sond.) Ulbr.

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Pavonia leptocalyx

Photo: Petra Ballings
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo

Pavonia leptocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo

Pavonia leptocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo

Pavonia leptocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo

Pavonia leptocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo

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Synonyms: Hibiscus leptocalyx Sond.
Pavonia discolor Ulbr.
Pavonia fruticulosa Ulbr.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
A low spreading to erect perennial, 20-90 cm high, often branching from the base. Leaves generally ovate, 1-6 cm long,sometimes angular or slightly 3-lobed, rounded or somewhat cordate at the base, dark green and sparsely stellate hairy above, more densely whitish to greyish stellate hairy beneath; margin irregularly and coarsely toothed to almost entire.Flowers solitary, axillary, white to very pale pinkish. Epicalyx bracts 9-11, filiform to narrowly linear, forming a cage particularly around the buds and the fruit. Petals 16-18 mm long.
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Habitat: In woodland and riverine areas, usually in gravelly soils and in semi-shade.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 4 February 2015
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 505 - 506.

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.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 156 - 157. (Includes a picture).

Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Malvaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 23.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pavonia leptocalyx.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139210, retrieved 31 May 2016

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