Sida leprosa var. hederacea (Douglas ex Hook.) K.Schum. APNI*
|Sida leprosa var. hederacea (Douglas ex Hook.) K.Schum. ||Family Malvaceae|
Synonyms: Malvella leprosa (Ortega) Krapov. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb covered with minute stellate scales, not spiny.
Leaves reniform, 1–3 cm long, very unequal at base.
Flowers mostly solitary, on peduncles 15–25 mm long. Calyx 5–9 mm long, with acute lobes. Corolla 15 mm long, 10–30 mm diam.
Fruit conical, 5–6 mm diam., enclosed by papery calyx, pubescent; mericarps 6–10. Uncommon weed on irrigated land. Native of Western U.S.A.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: *SWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *S.A.
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