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BSI Flora of India with details & keys (Vol. 3 – 1993) (Distribution):
    var. massuriensis Bhandari (India: Rajasthan)
    var. Arabica (India: In western India and Western Ghats in dry, deciduous forests up to 610 m. Rajasthan, Gujarat and Karantaka; Pakistan, Arabia and Ethiopia)
    var. glutinosa Blatt. & Hallb. (India: Rajasthan)
Pavonia glechomifolia (A. Rich.) Garcke ex Schewin. f. (India: In dry deciduous forests up to 600 m. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Pakistan and Ethiopia) (is a synonym of Pavonia procumbens (Wight & Arn.) Walp.)
Pavonia grewioides Hochst. ex Boiss. (India: In dry deciduous forests up to 608 m. Maharashtra and Gujarat; rare; Pakistan and Ethiopia) syn. of Pavonia propinqua Garcke
Pavonia odorata Willd. (India: Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Africa and Myanmar)
Pavonia procumbens (Wallich ex Wight & Arn.) Walp. (India: In dry deciduous forests and arid areas. Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Pakistan, Arabia, Africa, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Malesia)
Pavonia repanda (Roxb. ex Smith) Sprengel (India: In scrub forests. Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; S.E. Asia) (is a synonym of Urena repanda Roxb. ex Sm.)
Pavonia zeylanica (L.) Cav. (India; In arid areas and dry deciduous forests up to 600 m. Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Arabia, Maurtitius and Africa)


 












Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name






























Pavonia
odorata
Willd.
Erect Herb Dry Evergreen
to Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All districts Peramutti,
Aavibattam
Pavonia procumbens (Wall ex. Wight &
Arn.) Walp.
Under shrub Dry
Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts
 
Pavonia zeylanica (L.) Cav. Erect
Under shrub
Dry
Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts
Mammatti


 

Botanical name Family Common name
Pavonia odorata Malvaceae Fragrant Swamp Mallow
Pavonia zeylanica Malvaceae Ceylon Swamp Mallow

Pavonia odorata Willd. (India, Pakistan?, Burma, Ceylon and East Tropical Africa)
Pavonia procumbens (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Wallp. (Tropical Africa, Arabia, South Asia and Malesia)
Pavonia zeylonica (Linn.) Cay. (Ceylon, India, Pakistan, S.E. Arabia, Tropical Africa and Mauritius) (Pavonia zeylanica (L.) Cav.)


Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2003)- Details with keys
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details-
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details-

Pavonia (Malvaceae) : 2 posts by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Pavonia (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide updated complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Thank you for your nice review and documentation …


Pl. go through Pavonia (‎‎‎Malvaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.


As per Catalogue of life(2017) Pavonia burchellii (DC.) R.A.Dyer, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932: is not an Indian species; the specimen in the efi site is Pavonia procumbens only as per Catalogue of life; the reference you have cited dates back 1996; why not it be reconsidered. 


Thanks, … 

I have based my decision based on Monograph of South Indian species made in 1996, a highly appreciable document. As Catalogue of Life does not give any references, we have to dig in further, if we have to change the decision in the matter. 


Under the species page of Pavonia on th efi website, there seems to be two species clubbed under the name Pavonia burchelli. The one with white corolla and purple throat is likely to be a different species. Perhaps a species of Hibiscus?

Also the names P. burchellii and P. procumbens seem to be synonyms according to Shashidharan’s Flowering Plants of Kerala


Thanks, … 

I have based my decision based on Monograph of South Indian species made in 1996, a highly appreciable document.
Pl. check details at Malvaceae of Southern Peninsular India: A Taxonomic Monograph By V. V. Sivarajan, A. K. Pradeep (1996))


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