Common name: Sand Sida
Sida ammophila F.Muell. ex J.H.Willis APNI*
Synonyms: Sida virgata Hook. APNI*
Description: Erect or prostrate subshrub to c. 80 cm high; persistently blue-grey to green-grey tomentose, the branches occasionally brownish.
Leaves 1–5 cm long.
Flowers usually solitary, although sometimes appearing in racemes on a rachis with spaced single flowers subtended by bracts 0.5–1.5 mm long. Calyx 3–5 mm long; the lobes acute. Corolla 4–5 mm long.
Fruit conical at centre, 4–5 mm diam.; mericarps 5–8, glabrous, wrinkled on back, reticulate on sides.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on sandy soils near lake shores, sandhills and sandy ridges.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A. N.T.
Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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