Common name: Hairy Sida
Sida trichopoda F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect, sparsely pubescent to glabrescent subshrub often with few leaves.
Leaves linear-oblong, mostly 1–3 cm long, 1–8 mm wide, occasionally a few scattered broader leaves present.
Flowers axillary, solitary, peduncles mostly 10–40 mm long. Calyx 4–5 mm long; lobes acute. Corolla 5–15 mm long.
Fruit somewhat flattened, 5–7 mm diam., pubescent to glabrous; mericarps 6–9, wrinkled on back.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on heavy clay soils, often in gilgais, sometimes in red loamy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A. N.T.
Text by A. S. Mitchell & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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