Common name: Golden Rod, Spiked Sida, Queensland Hemp
Sida hackettiana W.Fitzg. APNI*
Synonyms: Sida subspicata F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect, few-branched, densely stellate-tomentose subshrub to 2 m high.
Leaves linear-oblong to broad-lanceolate, mostly 3–6 cm long.
Flowers on peduncles 0.5–1 mm long. Calyx c. 3 mm long, lobes acute. Corolla 4–5 mm long, tending to remain attached to the fruit.
Fruit 3–4 mm diam.; mericarps 4–6, stellate-hairy to glabrous with age, rounded at apex. Forest and woodland.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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