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.

Mozambique: 48 taxa.

Pavetta klotzschiana

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
catophylla K. Schum.GI,M
chapmanii Bridson[NrEnd]Z
comostyla S. Moore subsp. comostyla var. inyangensis (Bremek.) Bridson[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
crassipes K. Schum.N,Z,T,MImage
curalicola J.E. Burrows[End][LR-nt]N
decumbens K. Schum.[NrEnd]N,Z,MSDescription, Image
dianeae J.E. Burrows[End][DD]N,Z
edentula Sond.M
fascifolia Bremek.[DD]N
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. gardeniifolia N,T,MSDescription
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. subtomentosa K.Schum.NDescription
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.[Agg]N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. appendiculata (De WIld.) Bridson[End]N,ZDescription
gerstneri Bremek.GI,M
gracilifolia Bremek.M
gracillima S.Moore[NrEnd]MS,GIDescription, Image
gurueensis Bridson[End]Z
harborii S. MooreGI
hymenophylla Bremek.Z
incana Klotzsch[End]T
johnstonii Bremek. subsp. A N
johnstonii Bremek. subsp. johnstonii N,Z
klotzschiana K. Schum.[NrEnd]N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
lanceolata Eckl.GI,M
lindina Bremek.[NrEnd][EN]N
lutambensis Bremek.M
macrosepala Hiern var. macrosepala N
micropunctata Bridson[NrEnd]N
mocambicensis Bremek.[End]N
pseudoalbicaulis BridsonN
pumila N.E. Br.[End]MSDescription, Image
radicans HiernMSDescription, Image
refractifolia K. Schum.N
revoluta Hochst.GI,M
schumanniana F. Hoffm. ex K. Schum.N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
sp. A Z
sp. B N,Z
sp. D M
sp. E Z
sp. F MS
sp. I N,MS
sp. J of Burrows et Al.: 1008, 2018N
stenosepala K. Schum. subsp. kisarawensis (Bremek.) BridsonN
tendagurensis Bremek.[NrEnd]N
umtalensis Bremek.[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
uniflora Bremek.MS,GI
vanwykiana Bridson[NrEnd]M
zeyheri Sond.

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 Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Pavetta.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1410, retrieved 2 December 2023

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