Sida cunninghamii C.T.White
Proc.Roy.Soc.Queensland 55:59 (1944)

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


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Ranges.

IBRA Subregions: Mann-Musgrave Block.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ngaanyatjarraku.

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

Herb or shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 25-50 mm long, 10-25 mm wide, not lobed; margins sinuate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present and persistent to older leaves or present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves). Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 10 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Calyx green, 5.5 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla yellow, 8 mm long, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 0.7 mm long; anthers 0.5 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, 6.5 mm long, with four or numerous style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Fruits indehiscent and splitting into sections (schizocarps), length-width ratio more or less as long as wide, mericarps wrinkled, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; apex rounded; calyx persistent to mature fruit, 8 mm long, accrescent; carpels 7-9; seeds per loculus 1. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Central Ranges.