African Plant Database

Sida alba L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl., ed. 2 2: 960 (1763) 
Information on the genus : Sida
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sida spinosa var. sennaarensis Vis.
=Sida spinosa auct. sensu Ugbor., non L.
=Sida affinis J.A. Schmidt (1852)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect woody annual herb 0,3-1,5 m tall.
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Ecology : Acacia-Terminalia woodland and wooded grassland; groundwater forest; edges of pools; wet depressions; rocky slopes; roadsides; on a variety of soils; also semi-ruderal or weed; savanna; cultivations; in rice- fields (Nigeria); near sea-level-2000 m alt.
  Egypt; tropical Asia; tropical America.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:annual (occ. perennial)-Dwarf shrub- Ht 0.3 - 0.75 m. Alt 120 - 1465 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 477
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 154 (2009).
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:288 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 111-112 (1985).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 436 (2006).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 100 (2000).
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Record n°81847 modified 2007-04-20
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