Pavonia zeylanica (L.) Cav., Diss. 3: 134 1787. (Syn: Hibiscus zeylanicus L.);
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 as per BSI Flora of India;
Common name: Ceylon Swamp Mallow • Tamil:
Sevagan, Mammatti, Sittamutti • Telugu: Peramutti,
Karubenda • Kannada: Topala, Balarakshasi, Antutogari



Pavonia zeylanica? : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (3)

On 20/9/08 in Hyderabad, AP. I hope the Id is correct.


Flora of Kaiga_ID_Please_13112011 PJ3:
Date/Time-:25/10/11 – 08:30

Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb

Height/Length- 1m

This is Pavonia zeylanica (“…leaves more or less deeply lobed or pinnatifid“: FPM)




Pavonia zeylanica from Sri Venkatesera College Tirupati: Pavonia zeylanica from Sri Venkatesera College Tirupati

In campus of Sri Venketswera College/University Tirupati

I am more interested in those very “geographical shaped” leaves… and pink is a nice color…
most of the Pavonias I have seen are from south america, and bright red or very deep pink…
not seen such delicate pink…


ID28102013PHK 1:  Attachments (2). 5 posts by 4 authors.

Id please
A herb at Hampi, Karnataka
05 Oct,2013

Looks like Pavonia sp

Looks like Pavonia zeylanica. But check


ID Request 091014SG : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).

Please help identify this shrub 3-4ft, stem sticky and hairy.

Photo taken on 9Oct14 at Mohol, Maharashtra.

I think, this is Hibiscus syriacus

It seems Pavonia zeylanica

Not Hibiscus syriacus, Pavonia zeylanica I think yes

Clicked this small shrub in the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Jodhpur, RJ in March 2018.
Is this some Hibiscus?
Requested to please provide ID.

I think Pavonia zeylanica..

Thanks again so much … for ID. I was thinking it was some Hibiscus.

29112019EPT35 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- around 500 kb each.
Location : Chennai outskirts
Date :15.11.2019
Elevation : 33 mts.
Habitat :   isolated roadside among grass 
Habit : herbaceous

Pavonia zeylanica,

Pavonia subsp? : 5 posts by 3 authors. 4 images- 1 mb each.
Plant ID assistance: spotted in Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Gurgaon

Pavonia zeylanica ??

Thanks, …, for the id.
Yes, appears close to Pavonia zeylanica (L.) Cav. as per comparative images at Pavonia


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