1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Sida L.
      1. Sida lancifolia Burtt Davy

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Malvaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Erect, somewhat virgate or low and much-branched (after burning or grazing) annual or biennial suffrutex up to c. 1 m. tall, usually sparsely and finely stellate-pubescent on vegetative parts and calyx, occasionally either nearly glabrous or more densely pubescent; stems usually stiff or wiry when young, green, terete, ultimately glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2–7 × 0·5–3·5 cm., ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate or ovate, often somewhat rhombic, apex somewhat narrowed and acute, margin sharply and rather coarsely serrate, base rounded to obtuse; petiole up to 10 (15) mm. long, stellate-pubescent and often with longer soft hairs at the apex; stipules setaceous to linear, caducous.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow to orange, axillary; pedicels usually 4–6 (8) cm. long, occasionally shorter, articulated in the upper 9 mm.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–8 mm. long, angular owing to the raised commissural lines of the lobes, thinly papyraceous, green, divided to about the middle; lobes triangular, acute to apiculate, finely stellate-pubescent or stellate-puberulous mainly along the margins and on the median veins.
    Corolla
    Petals 9–11 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Mericarps (6) 7 (8), c. 2·5 mm. long, truncate at the apex, muticous, usually with a short shallow longitudinal groove at the ventral apical angle, smooth (somewhat wrinkled when immature at time of drying), usually with sparse many-rayed hairs especially at the apex.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 2 mm. long, black, ovoid-reniform, smooth, glabrous except for the area of the hilum.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Sida lancifolia Burtt Davy appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Man. Pl. Transvaal 1: 50 (1926)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0