1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Sida L.
      1. Sida shinyangensis Vollesen

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Malvaceae, Bernard Verdcourt & Geoffrey Mwachala. Pavonia, B Verdcourt; Kosteletzkya, OJ Blanchard Jr.; Gossypium, P Fryxell & B Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

    Type
    Type: Tanzania, Shinyanga, near Ningwa R., Burtt 5610 (K!, holo., BM, iso.)
    Habit
    Low often spreading shrublet 7–30 cm tall; branchlets and leaves with dense appressed or slightly spreading stellate hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves cuneate to obovate, 4–17 × 2–13 mm, glabrous above, the smaller entire, larger with 1–4 teeth on each side, the midrib produced beyond the apical emargination
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or in terminal heads of up to 5-flowers; pedicel 0–2 mm long, pubescent; calyx 3–4 mm long, pubescent especially on the lobes which also terminate with a few long hairs Flowers yellow or white; petals 8–9 mm long with ciliate claw; staminal tube 2 mm long, glabrous near apex then with short hairs and longer hairs near base; filaments 1–2 mm long; style branches protruding 2–3 mm
    Fruits
    Mericarps 5, 3–3.5 × 2.5 mm, ± glabrous to pubescent, back strongly reticulately sculptured and with a number of protuberances along the edges and two stronger ones near the base of the beak; lateral angles muricate; sides reticulate, thin between the ridges but not breaking, eventually opening slightly along ventral suture but not releasing the seed; beak birostrate, 0.5–1 mm long.
    Seeds
    Seed ± 2.5 mm long, appressed crisped hairy.
    Ecology
    Short grassland on grey to black soil on hardpans; 1050–1350 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: T1 T2 Range: Not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Sida shinyangensis Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 7, 1989 Burtt, B. D. [5610], Tanzania K000240431 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 41: 97 (1986)

    Accepted by

    • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K.B. 41: 97, fig. 1E (1986).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    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/
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