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|Family: Malvaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: 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.
Species In Genus: 150 species: tropics, subtropics, especially America. Etymology: (Greek: used by Theophrastus for other pl, applied to these by Linnaeus) Note: Sida abutifolia Mill. reported as possibly naturalized in California.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven R. Hill
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to SidaPrevious taxon: Modiola caroliniana
Next taxon: Sida rhombifolia
Citation for this treatment: Steven R. Hill 2016. Sida, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9589, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.