Common name: Twiggy Sida
Sida intricata F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Sida sp. D sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Small spindly subshrub, often spiny with greyish stellate tomentum.
Leaves ovate to obovate and 3–10 mm long or absent.
Flowers solitary on peduncles 2–6 mm long. Calyx 1–2 mm long, lobes triangular, eventually spreading or loosely clasping base of fruit. Corolla 2–4 mm long.
Fruit c. 4 mm diam., ± pubescent; mericarps 5–8, smooth to slightly wrinkled on back. Sandy soils, rocky creek beds or plains country with solonized brown soils.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NWS, 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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