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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Annual [ perennial herb, shrub], [ glabrous or] hairy.
Leaf: petioled to subsessile; blade generally unlobed (to palmate-lobed), generally dentate.
Inflorescence: flowers 1–several in leaf axils; flowering stalks often jointed; bractlets 0.
Flower: petals pale- to orange-yellow [white]; stigmas head-like.
Fruit: segments generally 5–15, indehiscent, side walls firm, persistent, beaks generally 2, prominent.
Seed: 1 per segment, not enclosed by net-veined envelope.
150 species: tropics, subtrop, especially Am. (Greek: used by Theophrastus for other plant, applied to these by Linnaeus) [Fryxell 1988 Syst Bot Monogr 25:373–412] Sida abutifolia Mill. reported as possibly naturalized in CA.
1. Fr segments 10–14; lvs gen diamond-shaped; fl stalks 1–3 cm; petioles without tubercle ..... [S. rhombifolia]
1' Fr segments 5; lvs gen cordate or subcordate; fl stalks gen < 1 cm; petioles gen with tubercle at base ..... [S. spinosa]
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