Sida brachypoda S.T.Reynolds & A.E.Holland
Austrobaileya 2:459-461,Fig.1 (1988)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 24 September 1996

Prostrate to decumbent perennial, herb or shrub. Fl. yellow, Jan or May. Sandy loam.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Northern Kimberley.

IBRA Subregions: Hart, Mitchell.

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

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Thursday 18 May 2017

Herb or shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 10-40 mm long, 5-11 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), 2-4.5 mm long. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 2-30 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) absent, glabrous. Calyx green, 4-5.5 mm long, the lobes fused half or more of their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla yellow, 3-4 mm long, 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 distinctly flat-topped; calyx persistent to mature fruit, not accrescent; carpels 9-10; seeds per loculus 1. Flowering time January or May. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion North Kimberley or Central Kimberley.