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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Frequency: Common
Status: Introduced or native
Description:
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
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Literature:

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


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Flora of Mozambique: Sida cordifolia
Flora of Zambia: Sida cordifolia

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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139070, retrieved 18 April 2014

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