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Sida sp. Golden calyces pubescent (G.J. Leach 1966)

Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Scientific Description

Herb or shrub, with hairy stems. Leaves 8-15 mm long, 5-10 mm wide, not lobed; margins sinuate; hairy, with stellate hairswith scales absent, Sessile glands absent; stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 7-11 mm long. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 6-10 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs present, with scales absent. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) absent. Calyx green, 4.5-6.5 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, Sessile glands absent, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) absent, stellate hairs present, tubercle-based simple hairs absent, gland-tipped hairs absent, scales absent, Terminal appendages absent, number of ribs absent. Corolla yellow, 5.5 mm long, glabrous. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 0.4-1 mm long; anthers 0.2-0.3 mm long, indumentum absent (anthers glabrous). Staminodes absent, appendages absent. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 3-3.5 mm long, with five or numerous style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous, wing absent. Fruits indehiscent and splitting into sections (schizocarps), mericarps wrinkled. Flowering time May, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert and Central Ranges.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 11 August 2023


IBRA Regions
Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison.
IBRA Subregions
Central, Eastern Murchison, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, Southern Cross, Trainor, Western Murchison.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Cue, Laverton, Menzies, Ngaanyatjarraku, Wiluna, Yilgarn.