African Plant Database

Sida hoepfneri Gürke
Protologue : Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 494 (1895)
Information on the genus : Sida
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Sida ovata Forssk.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sida aurescens Ulbr. (1913)
=Sida dinteriana Hochr. (1902)
=Sida flexuosa Burtt Davy (1926)
=Sida chionantha Ulbr. (1913)
=Sida longipes var. canescens Szyszyl.
=Sida ovata Forssk. (1775)
=Sida grewioides Guill. & Perr. (1831)
=Sida abyssinica Hochst. ex D. Dietr. (1847)
=*Sida subrotunda Hochst.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual or perhaps perennial herb 0,5-1,75 m tall, woody at base, branched throughout but not much branched at the base; stems terete, wiry, longitudinally fissured. Variable species (rather numerous synonyms).
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Ecology : Mostly in rather arid woodland, usually on deep sandy soils (in association with Terminalia sericea, etc.); sometimes on somewhat brackish or alkaline soils (in pans and periodically dry river beds, etc.); mountain slopes; usually 600-1200 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 482-483

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 245 (1937).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 112 (1985).
More info on :
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°81857
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