Cav., Diss. 3:132 (1787).
Derivation: After José Pavén, 1754-1844, a Spanish botanist and explorer in South America.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Softly woody perennials, densely stellate-tomentose; leaves lobed or not, toothed.
flowers bisexual, pedunculate, single in leaf axils, usually showy; cleistogamous flowers sometimes occurring; epicalyx of 5 segments free of one another but adnate to the base of the calyx; sepals fused below to form a broad-campanulate tube with 5 lobes; petals 5, large and brightly coloured; staminal tube long and narrow; carpels 5, in a single whorl; stigmas capitate, on 10 slender style branches; ovules 1 in each carpel.
fruit subglobular, 5-celled, separating in 5 usually indehiscent fruitlets (mericarps); seeds ascending.
About 200 species from the warmer parts of the world.
Not yet available