African Plant Database

Sida ovata Forssk.
Protologue : Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 124 (1775)
Information on the genus : Sida
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sida aurescens Ulbr. (1913)
=Sida dinteriana Hochr. (1902)
=Sida flexuosa Burtt Davy (1926)
=Sida hoepfneri Gürke (1895) (TA = accepted; SA = rejected)
=Sida longipes var. canescens Szyszyl.
=Sida chionantha Ulbr. (1913)
=Sida grewioides Guill. & Perr. (1831)
=Sida abyssinica Hochst. ex D. Dietr. (1847)
=*Sida subrotunda Hochst.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rather hoary, suberect subshrub (short-lived perennial or annual) 0,5-1 m tall, with branches sometimes decumbent; generally divided from the base into very ramose branches; sometimes the stem is little ramose and to 2-3 m tall.
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Ecology : Sandstone plateau; sandy-alluvium depression on gravelly plateau; sands; sahelian humid soils; wadi banks; clayey depression; sometimes swamps? (Zaire); 15-2400(-2500) m alt.
  Extremely variable.
  Namibia, S. Africa (Transvaal); Egypt; tropical Arabia, Socotra; NW India.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:annual (occ. perennial)-Dwarf shrub, Herb- Ht 0.2 - 0.5 m. Alt 792 - 1168 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, MP, NC, NW

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 479-480
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 162 (2009).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 104
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 101 (2000).
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carte afrique num 81860
Record n°81860
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