Sida cordifolia   L.  (Plant)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Magnoliopsida

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Size: Erect subshrubs 0.5-1.5 m tall.

Color: Whitish to yellowish stellate velutinous or stellate tomentose.

Erect herbs, leaf ovate crenate, obtuse or acute at apex , truncate at base. Leaf blades ovate to oblong or sometimes orbicular, 2-10 (-12) cm long, margins serrate, base usually shallowly cordate, petioles usually 1/3 or more the length of blades, stipules filiform, 3-7 mm long. Flowers usually in axillary clusters, often forming dense panicles or corymbs of racemes by reduction of leaves; calyx 5-7 mm long, accrescent and clasping in fruit; petals cream to pale yellow or orangish yellow, 7-9 mm long; staminal column included. Schizocarp 6-7 mm in diameter, mericarps 8-12 (-14), brownish, the body 2.8-3.5 mm long, with 2 retrorsely simple pubescent apical awns 2-4 (-5) mm long, dorsal and lateral surfaces rugose-reticulate. Seeds 1.8-2.3 mm long, glabrous or with a few hairs along the raphe.

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• Maharashtra INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rodrigues, RS; Mascarenhas, A; Jagtap, TG (2011) An evaluation of flora from coastal sand dunes of India: Rationale for conservation and management Ocean & Coastal Management Elsevier B.V. 54(2) 181-188 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Available at -
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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