Sida urens L.

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Perennial herb up to c. 60 cm tall, branching from the base. Stems and branches covered with stiff hairs both appressed and spreading. Leaves ovate, up to 7 × 4 cm, usually with a long drawn-out pointed apex and a distinctly cordate base, covered with more or less stiff appressed hairs on both surfaces; margin regularly serrate; petiole almost a long as the leaf blade, covered with stiff appressed and spreading hairs. Flowers in axillary clusters. Calyx 5-7 mm long, angular, with stiff appressed and spreading hairs, lobed to just beyond the middle; lobes triangular with a bristle-like tip; petals c. 9 mm long, more or less notched, pale yellow to buff, sometimes reddish in the centre. Mericarps 5, c. 2.5 mm long, shortly beaked.
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Habitat: A weed of disturbed areas.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout the tropics and subtropics.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Flora of Mozambique: Sida urens
Flora of Zambia: Sida urens

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


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 urens .
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139150, retrieved 28 June 2016

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