Sida macropoda Benth.
Fl.Austral. 1:193 (1863)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 24 September 1996

Spindly, spreading or straggly shrub, 0.6-2.5 m high. Fl. yellow, Mar or Jun to Jul. Sandy soils. Sandstone slopes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Chichester, Mitchell, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, South Kimberley Interzone.

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

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

Herb or shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 20-45 mm long, 5-15 mm wide, not lobed; margins sinuate; 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, 20-37 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Epicalyx (extra segments or 'bracteoles' immediately below the calyx) absent. Calyx green, 5.5 mm long, the lobes fused less than half their length, stellate hairs present. Corolla yellow, 9 mm long, hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present. Stamens many, united and arising from a staminal tube around the style; filaments present, 1 mm long; anthers 1 mm long. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, 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, not accrescent; carpels 5; seeds per loculus 1. Flowering time March, June or July. Distribution Botanical Province Northern or Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Pilbara, North Kimberley, Central Kimberley or Ord-Victorian-Plain.