African Plant Database

Sida rhombifolia L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 684 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Sida
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sida rhombifolia L. subsp. rhombifolia
 Sida rhombifolia L. var. rhombifolia
 Sida rhombifolia var. rhomboidea (Roxb. ex Fleming) Mast. (1874)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sida rhombifolia subsp. retusa (L.) Borss. Waalk.
=Sida retusa L. (1763)
=Sida rhomboidea Roxb. ex Fleming (1810)
=Sida rhombifolia var. retusa Borss. Waalk.
=Sida scabrida Wight & Arn.
=Sida rhombifolia subsp. alnifolia (L.) Ugbor.
=Sida alnifolia L.
=Sida blepharoprion Ulbr.
=Sida rhombifolia var. ? Hutch. & Dalziel
=*Sida riparia Hochst.
=Sida rhombifolia subsp. canariensis (Cav.) Pit. & Proust
=Sida canariensis Cav. (1801)
=Sida angustifolia Mill. (1768)
=Sida rhombifolia var. surinamensis K. Sch. (1891)
=Sida rhombifolia var. obovata Wall. ex Mast. (1874)
=Sida rhombifolia var. canescens DC. (1824)
=Sida rhombifolia var. retusa (L.) Mast. (1874)
Taxon infra-specific
Sida rhombifolia L. subsp. rhombifolia
Sida rhombifolia var. serratifolia (R. Wilczek & Steyaert) Verdc. (2004)
Sida rhombifolia var. maderensis (Lowe) Lowe (2004)
Sida rhombifolia var. afroscabrida Verdc. (2004)
Sida rhombifolia var. riparia Burtt Davy (1932)
Sida rhombifolia var. afrorhomboidea Verdc. (2004)
Sida rhombifolia L. var. rhombifolia
Sida rhombifolia var. petherickii Verdc. (2004)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived biennial herb, subshrub or shrublet, 0,5- 2 m tall; with erect, often ±virgate, usually numerous branches; stem 1 cm ?at base.
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Ecology : Ruderal, usually near settlements; edges, paths and clearings in forest; riverine forest and river banks; grassland and bushland (mostly secondary and overgrazed); roadsides; also weed; 200- 2600(-2800) m alt.
  S. Africa; Egypt. – Pantropical. – Not in Somalia.
Biol./Eco : Shrub; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
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Bibliography for North Africa :
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  • Med-Checklist 4: 239 (1989).
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Fl. Iberica 3: 206 (1993). 
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  • BOULOS, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 101
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Record n°148919 modified 2007-04-20
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