Pavonia urens Cav.

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Pavonia urens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cloudlands, Vumba

Pavonia urens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cloudlands, Vumba

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Synonyms: Pavonia schimperiana Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Common names: Stinging pavonia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large shrub-sized herb, up to 3 m. All parts covered in soft and prickly hairs, which may cause itching when touched. Leaves large, variably 3-5 lobed. Flowers pale pink to deep mauve-red in small clusters in the upper leaf axils.
Notes: See Pavonia columella for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: urens: burning, stinging, referring to the irritant hairs covering this plant.
Habitat: Along forest margins and in associated secondary scrub in high rainfall areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Feb - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa,Madagascar, Reunion and the Mascarene Islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 24 November 2005
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 204.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 259.

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 510 - 511.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 75.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 75, plate 102


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pavonia urens
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West African Plants database: Pavonia urens


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 urens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139240, retrieved 4 December 2016

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