Common name: corrugated sida, variable sida
Sida corrugata Lindl. APNI*
Description: Prostrate to decumbent perennial, developing a thick root stock, spreading to 30 cm diam., glabrescent or tomentose.
Leaves circular to ovate, 1–3 cm long.
Flowers 1 or 2, peduncles 5–25 mm long. Calyx 3–4 mm long, with broad triangular lobes, acute to acuminate at apex. Corolla 4–7 mm long.
Fruit depressed-globose, 5 mm diam.; mericarps 6–10, grooved at summit, wrinkled on back.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on clay and sandy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld ?Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
This taxon is very variable and may contain a number of entities.
Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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