Sida pusilla Cav.
Diss.1, Diss.Bot.Sida 6, Pl.1, Fig.4 (1785)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 14 October 1997

Spreading shrub, ca 0.2 m high. Fl. yellow, Mar or Jun.


IMCRA Regions: Bonaparte Gulf, Northwest Shelf.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Wednesday 15 January 2020

Herb or shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 9-45 mm long, 5-18 mm wide, not lobed; margins serrate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 2.5 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) absent. Calyx green, 6 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, gland-tipped hairs absent. Corolla yellow, 8.5 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 1.5 mm long; anthers 0.3 mm long. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 5 mm long, with four or numerous style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time March or June. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley.