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Family: Malvaceae
Sida goniocarpa

Citation: Domin, Biblthca Bot. 89:941 (1928).

Synonymy: S. corrugata Lindley var. goniocarpa F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:193 (1863).

Common name: None

Erect to ascending perennial herb to c. 40 cm high, with branches and leaves sparsely pubescent except in young shoots; leaf blades 1-8 times the length of the petiole, narrowly oblong to broad-ovate, 10-40 x 2-15 mm, with base obtuse to rounded, serrate to serrulate, with 3-9 teeth/cm, mid- to dark-green.

Flowers solitary or in apparent terminal or axillary racemes through an association with developing shoots, or on an apparent rhachis through the drop of leaves, on slender glabrescent peduncles 7-35 mm long, subtended by stipules 1.2-2.5 mm long; calyx 2.5-3 mm long, densely pubescent, enlarging and spreading to 4-5 mm long in fruit, the teeth as long as the tube, broad-triangular, acute to obtuse; corolla c. 5 mm long, yellow to orange-yellow.

schizocarp transverse-ellipsoid, 6-8.5 mm diam., persistently pubescent, rugose on sides, with radiating prominent thin wings at the margin of each mericarp, with a slightly to prominently raised apical region, the 6-9 mericarps entire at the apex, honeycombed on the sides.

image of FSA2_Sida_gon.jpg Sida goniocarpa leaf fruit and mericarp.
Image source: fig 440i in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  In clay or hardpan, seasonally inundated hollows or roadside drains, sometimes extending into sandy creek beds.

S.Aust.: NW, LE, FR.   N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: probably all year, recorded March — June, Sept. — Nov.

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Biology: No text

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