Common name: Ridged Sida
Sida cunninghamii C.T.White APNI*
Synonyms: Sida pedunculata A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Subshrub, often prostrate with soft whitish or yellowish stellate tomentum.
Leaves with lamina ovate to lanceolate to linear-oblong, mostly 1–5 cm long, stipulate.
Flowers solitary or more commonly cymose on peduncles to 4 cm long. Calyx 4–8 mm long, enlarging in fruit and appressed around it, lobes triangular, acute. Corolla 5–10 mm long. Mericarps wrinkled on back and ridged at summit.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on loamy red earths and gravelly soils on ridges; sand plains.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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