Common name: Pin Sida
Sida fibulifera Lindl. APNI*
Description: Prostrate to procumbent, tomentose subshrub.
Leaves with lamina narrow-ovate to linear-lanceolate, 1.5–4.5 cm long; stipules filiform, 1.5–3.5 mm long, often dark-coloured.
Flowers cymose, usually 3–7, sometimes appearing solitary on peduncle to 2 cm long. Calyx 3–4 mm long, with broad triangular acute lobes, woolly-hairy. Corolla 4–5 mm long.
Fruit pubescent, ± conical in centre, 4–5 mm diam.; mericarps 5–8, slightly wrinkled on lower back, reticulate on sides.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on clay soils, sandy or gravelly soils in shrubland or woodland.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld ?Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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