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Pakistan | Family List | Rubiaceae | Pavetta

Pavetta tomentosa Roxb. ex Smith in Rees, Cycl. 26: 2. 1819. R.R. Stewart in Nasir & Ali, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. Pak. & Kashm. 688. 1972; Gandhi in Saldanha & Nicolson, Fl. Hassan Dist 588. 1976.


  • Ixora tomentosa Roxb.
  • Pavetta indica var. tomentosa (Roxb. ex Smith) Hook. f.

    Shrub. Leaves 7-15 x 5-8 cm, elliptic or elliptic lanceolate, acuminate or caudate, puberulous to tomentose above, densely softly tomentose beneath specialy when young; bacterial nodules space, ± rounded, brownish dots; petiole 2-3.5 cm long. Stipules ovate, cuspidate. Inflorescence, 5-7.5 cm in diameter. Bracts sheathing, broad membranous, c. 5 mm long. Flowers white, pedicel 4-8 mm long. Calyx-tube c. 2 mm long, teeth minute, tomentose. Corolla tube c. 7 mm long; lobes 5 x 2.5 mm, elliptic-oblong, acute; throat pilose. Style twice as long as corolla, stigma fusiform. Fruit globose, 4-5 mm across, 2-seeded (not seen).

    Fl. Per.: April-June.

    Type: Described from Kalamand and Akmera.

    Distribution: Pakistan (Rawalpindi Dt): India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Ceylon, Malacca, Malaya, S. China and N. Australia.


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