Pavonia hastata


Diss. 3: 138, plate 47, fig. 2. 1787.

Common names: Pale or pink pavonia
Synonyms: Malva lecontei Buckley Pavonia jonesii Feay ex Alph. Wood P. lecontei (Buckley) Torrey & A. Gray
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 306.

Subshrubs, 0.5 m. Stems stellate-hairy, hairs 0.1 mm. Leaves: stipules subulate, 2 mm; petiole to 1/3 length of blade; blade discolorous, ovate-triangular to hastate-oblong, to 7 cm, base cordate, margins coarsely crenate, apex column with 5 apical teeth, glabrous; stigmas included, glabrous; flowers sometimes cleistogamous, smaller, petals shorter than calyx, stamens 5. Schizocarps pale green, maturing dark brown to ± black, 6 mm diam., puberulent; mericarps without spines, dorsally keeled, 4 mm, reticulate-costate. Seeds minutely puberulent. 2n = 56.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Sandy soil on coastal plains
Elevation: 100 m


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Introduced; Fla., Ga., Tex., South America (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay), introduced also in Mexico, Australia.


Pavonia hastata is often cultivated and has escaped in limited areas. The flowers appear to be seasonally cleistogamous, and these are usually not present when chasmogamous flowers predominate.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

... more about "Pavonia hastata"
Paul A. Fryxell† +  and Steven R. Hill +
Cavanilles +
Malache +
Pale or pink pavonia +
Fla. +, Ga. +, Tex. +, South America (Argentina +, Brazil +, Paraguay +, Uruguay) +, introduced also in Mexico +  and Australia. +
Sandy soil on coastal plains +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Introduced +
Malva lecontei +, Pavonia jonesii +  and P. lecontei +
Pavonia hastata +
species +