Sida cordifolia L.
subsp. maculata (Cav.) Marais

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Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Top of dam wall, Cleveland Dam, Harare

Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

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Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Introduced or native
Annual or short-lived perennial herb or soft shrub up to 1 m. Leaves grey-green, velvety with roughly toothed margins. Flowers in clusters, terminal at the stems and branches, yellow.
Notes: It is uncertain whether it is of natural or introduced origin in Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: cordifolia: with cordate (heart-shaped) leaves
Habitat: It is commonly found as a weed of cultivated and disturbed soils. It is most common in warmer and drier areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Throughout the year
Worldwide distribution: Pantropical
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 294. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 208. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 82. as Sida cordifolia (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 85. as Sida cordifolia

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 218. as Sida cordifolia


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Flora of Botswana: Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata
Flora of Caprivi: Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata
Flora of Malawi: Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata
Flora of Mozambique: Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata
Flora of Zambia: Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata

External websites:

African Plant Database: Sida cordifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sida cordifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sida cordifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sida cordifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sida cordifolia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sida cordifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sida cordifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Sida cordifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Sida cordifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sida cordifolia
Tropicos: Sida cordifolia
West African Plants database: Sida cordifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata., retrieved 27 May 2016

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