Pavetta tomentosa

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Pavetta tomentosa


Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Dialypetalanthoideae
Tribus: Pavetteae
Genus: Pavetta
Species: Pavetta tomentosa
Varietates: P. t. var. glabrescens – P. t. var. tomentosa


Pavetta tomentosa Roxb. ex Sm., Cycl. [A. Rees], (London ed.) 26: n. 2 (1814)

  • Typus: W. Roxburgh s.n. (lectotypus: LINN [Herb. Smith 191.2(JSTOR)], designated by Turner 2013: 158).
    • Note: until this lectotypification, several authors (e.g. Chantaranothai 2021) have regarded Roxburgh's drawing in Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient., t. 186 (1840) as type.
  • Type locality: "India".


  • Homotypic
    • Ixora tomentosa [Roxb., Hort. Bengal.: 10 (1814), nom. nud.;] (Roxb. ex Sm.) Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 396 (1820)
    • Pavetta indica var. tomentosa (Roxb. ex Sm.) Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 150 (1880)
    • Pavetta indica subsp. tomentosa (Roxb. ex Sm.) Bennet, Fl. Howrah District: 356 (1979)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: China
      • China South-Central (Guizhou, Yunnan), China Southeast (Guangdong, Guangxi)
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Indian Subcontinent
      • Assam (Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura), Bangladesh, East Himalaya (Arunachal Pradesh, Bhutan, Sikkim), India (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal), Nepal, Pakistan, West Himalaya (Himachal Pradesh)
    • Regional: Indo-China
      • Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • Regional: Malesia
      • Borneo, Malaya, Philippines

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Some authors have recognized its occurrence also in Singapore, but K.M. Wong in Wong et al. (2019: 230, 232) regards them as misidentifications of Pavetta wallichiana Steud. ex Craib.


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Vernacular names[edit]

ไทย: ข้าวสารป่า (Chantaranothai 2021)
Tiếng Việt: Dọt Sành Lông Mềm (Nguyễn 2019)
中文: 绒毛大沙叶
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