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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 684. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Holotype: Herb. Linn. n. 866.12 (LINN!).
Distribution: Distribution: Common in tropical and subtropical countries.
Comment/Acknowledgements: In Pakistan it is common in Sind particularly in Tharparker district.
Illustration: Sida cordifolia L. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Swat Dist.: Buner, Stewart; Nasir & Siddiqi 1313(RAW); Muzaffarabad Dist.: 2 miles from Muzaffarabad on way to Abbottabad, erect shrub, 90-120 cm tall, flowers yellow, M. Qaiser & S. A. Faruqi 3156 (KUH); D-7 Lyallpur Dist.: Lyallpur, 9.10.1922 Rawal Chand s.n. (KUH); G-4 Karachi Dist.: Manghopir, flowers yellowish, 60 cm tall, S.Abedin 5701 (KUH); G-5 Tharparkar Dist.: 12 miles from Mithi on way to Diplo, erect, 45 cm tall, flrs. yellow, M.Qaiser, Ghafoor & A.Husain 3716 (KUH); Malihar Goth, Mithi-Diplo Road, sandy soil, erect, 60 cm tall, with fruits, M.Qaiser, A.Ghafoor & A .Husain 3776A (KUH); Nagarparker, shrub, 3.10.1956. M.B.Zaman s.n. (PFI-M); Nagarparker, shrub, 1-3 ft. tall, Qadri s.n. (KUH); Nagarparker, Verawa Rangers Post, flowers white to very faintly yellowish, erect shrub, M.Qaiser, A.Ghafoor & S.S.Husain 3943 (KUH); Nagarparker, on hills, c. 80 cm tall, flowers greenish yellow M.Qaiser, A.Ghafoor & A.Husain 4033 (KUH); Nagarparker, Chandan Bund, 5-10 cm high, flowers yellow, S.Abedin, S.I.Ali & S.A.Faruqi 4461,4474 (KUH).


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Erect, velvety undershrub, 20-120 cm tall. Branches, petiole and pedicel stellate pubescent mixed with simple, spreading hairs. Leaves stipulate, stipule 2-6 mm long, filiform, stellate hairy; petiole 0.5-3 cm long, stellate tomentose; blade 1-4.5 cm long, 0.7-3.5 cm broad, usually ovate, some what orbicular, or lanceolate, rounded or slightly cordate at base, acute at apex, crenate to serrate, on bath surface stellate pubescent, also mixed with simple hairs on the nerves beneath, velvety. Flowers axillary, solitary or paired or more in terminal branches; pedicel 4-7 mm, in fruit up to 2 cm long, jointed near the top. Calyx 5-10 mm long, 5-8 mm across, densely stellate tomentose outside and mixed with simple, spreading hairs, fused to the middle; lobes triangular or deltoid, acute to acuminate. Petals yellow, slightly exceeding the calyx, obliquely obovate. Staminal column c. 3 mm long, hairy or glabrous. Fruit discoid, 5-8 mm across, stellate pubescent in the upper half, dehiscent; mericarps 9-10, reticulate, radially 3-3.5 mm long, c. 2.5 mm broad, dorsally 2-2.6 mm broad, slightly grooved; awns 2, divergent. 3-5 mm long, retrorsely hairy. Seeds brown to dark brown, flattened, c. 2 mm long and broad, glabrous except hilum.
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