Sida kingii F.Muell.
Victorian Naturalist 3:138 (1887)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 24 September 1996

Prostrate to ascending perennial, herb, to 0.6 m high. Fl. yellow, Sep to Oct. Red sandy soils, limestone.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Murchison, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Augustus, Avon Wheatbelt P1, Cape Range, Fortescue, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Pilbara (nearshore).

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Carnarvon, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Greater Geraldton, Murchison, Shark Bay, Upper Gascoyne.

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

Herb or shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 10-35 mm long, 5-25 mm wide, not lobed; margins crenate; 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, 6-13 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) absent. Calyx green, 6-7 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla yellow, 9-10 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 1-1.2 mm long; anthers 0.4-0.6 mm long. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 4.5-5 mm long, with four or numerous style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Murchison or Avon Wheatbelt.