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Sida pleiantha F.Muell.
Family Malvaceae
Sida pleiantha F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Prostrate to spreading subshrub; indumentum of large and small stellate hairs.

Leaves obovate to ovate or lanceolate, 1–4 cm long.

Flowers 3–15 in axillary clusters, often quite dense, peduncles 5–10 mm long. Calyx 3–5 mm long. Petals deep yellow to orange.

Fruit depressed, 5–6 mm diam., densely stellate-pubescent; mericarps 7–10, ± smooth on back, not reticulate on the sides, rounded at apex.


Distribution and occurrence: Grows on sandy clay soils in open forest; one record from N.S.W., near Yetman.
NSW subdivisions: NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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