Sida clementii Domin
Biblioth.Bot. 89:389 (1928)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 24 September 1996

Erect, spreading shrub, 0.4-1.3(-2) m high. Fl. yellow, Mar to May or Sep to Nov. Plains.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Murchison, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Chichester, Eastern Murchison, Hamersley, Roebourne.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, East Pilbara, Karratha, Menzies, Port Hedland.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Herb or shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 30-120 mm long, 3-35 mm wide, not lobed; margins entire; 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, 10-15 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) absent. Calyx green, 6.5-15 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla yellow, 8-10 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 1.6-2 mm long; anthers 0.5-0.7 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, 4.2-7 mm long, with five 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 and scales absent, simple hairs (without tubercle bases) present, stellate hairs present; apex distinctly flat-topped; calyx persistent to mature fruit, not accrescent; carpels 5; seeds per loculus 1. Flowering time March, April, May, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Pilbara.