Sida sp. A Kimberley Flora (P.A. Fryxell & L.A. Craven 3900)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 24 September 1996

Erect, slender shrub, to 2 m high. Fl. yellow, May to Oct. Sand, sandstone. Near creek & rivers.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzroy Trough, Mitchell, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

IMCRA Regions: Kimberley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Derby-West Kimberley, Halls Creek, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

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

Herb or shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 20-60 mm long, 4-18 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 4-5 mm long. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 7 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) absent. Calyx green, 5-7 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla yellow, 8.5-11 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 1-1.5 mm long; anthers 0.7-0.9 mm long. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 4.8-6 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time May, June, July, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Northern or Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Pilbara, North Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte, Central Kimberley or Ord-Victorian-Plain.