8383.000 Pavetta L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, occasionally suffrutices. Leaves opposite; lamina with bacterial nodules (easily visible as black dots when leaf is held up to the light). Flowers few-many, borne in corymbs, very lax to capitate. Bracts connate, stipule-like. Flowers bisexual, 4-merous. Corolla white to creamy or greenish. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a spherical drupe, in our species black and shining when ripe. Seeds 2, hemispheric.

Derivation of name: Apparently this was a historic name given to plants of this genus in Malabar, a coastal region in southwestern India.

Worldwide: 400 species in the Old World tropics.

Zambia: 18 taxa.

Pavetta schumanniana

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cataractarum S. MooreB,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,Mc,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
crassipes K. Schum.N,C,E,SN,Mc,E,C,Lk,SImage
eylesii S.MooreNNDescription, Image
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. gardeniifolia B,N,W,E,SNw,Cb,N,E,SDescription
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. subtomentosa K.Schum.B,N,W,SCb,N,C,WDescription
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.[Agg]B,N,W,E,SNw,Cb,N,E,C,S,WDescription, Image
incana Klotzsch
johnstonii Bremek. subsp. breviloba Bridson [VU]NMc
lasiopeplus K. Schum.SSDescription, Image
nitidula Hiern B,N,WNw,N,Mc
pygmaea Bremek. [DD]B,WNw
radicans HiernN,W,C,E,SCb,N,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
redheadii Bremek. [VU]W
schumanniana F. Hoffm. ex K. Schum.N,W,C,SNw,Cb,N,Lk,SDescription, Image
sp. G NN
sp. H B,WW
subumbellata Bremek. var. subumbellata [VU]EMc
whiteana Bridson NN,Mc

Other sources of information about Pavetta:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Pavetta
Flora of Caprivi: Pavetta
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pavetta
Flora of Malawi: Pavetta
Flora of Mozambique: Pavetta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pavetta
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pavetta

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pavetta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pavetta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pavetta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pavetta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Pavetta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pavetta
JSTOR Plant Science: Pavetta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pavetta
Plants of the World Online: Pavetta
Tropicos: Pavetta
Wikipedia: Pavetta

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Pavetta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1410, retrieved 4 March 2024

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