1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Sida L.
      1. Sida pseudocordifolia Hochr.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small suffrutex or soft-stemmed shrub up to c. 1·25 m. tall, covered on stems, petioles, pedicels and calyces with a ± soft stellate or subvelutinous indumentum; stems terete, yellowish-green to fawn-green when young, ultimately olive-brown or deep purplish-brown and glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2–7 × 1·5–6 cm., broadly ovate to suborbicular, often slightly rhomboid, apex usually obtuse or rounded, margin slightly to distinctly crenate or serrate-dentate or doubly serrate, base broadly cuneate, truncate to rounded, upper surface sparsely and shortly appressed-pubes-cent to almost glabrous, dark green, lower surface paler and densely tomentose, nervation impressed above, prominent beneath; petiole up to 25 mm. long, terete; stipules up to 15 mm. long, filiform, tomentose.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow, in small fascicles or clusters mainly towards the tips of the branches, often in subspicate inflorescences, some solitary in the lower axils; pedicels usually very short but up to 15 mm. long in some of the lower solitary flowers.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5·5–7·5 mm. long, cupuliform-campanulate, densely velutinous, lobed to about the middle; lobes triangular, subacute.
    Corolla
    Petals c. 9 mm. long, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube glabrous.
    Fruits
    Mericarps 8–10, 3–4 mm. long, narrowly trapezoid in side view, truncate at the apex, faintly reticulate-veined, ± pubescent in the upper part.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 2 × 2 mm., suborbicular-obpyriform, smooth, glabrous except for the area around the hilum.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Sida pseudocordifolia Hochr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Annuaire Conserv. Jard. Bot. Genève 20: 135 (1917)

    Accepted by

    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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