African Plant Database

Sida javensis Cav.
Information on the genus : Sida
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sida pilosa Retz. (1779)
=Melochia cordata Burm. f.
=Sida cordata (Burm. f.) Borss. Waalk.
=*Sida humilis auct. sensu Afr., non Cav.
=*Sida pilosa auct. sensu Ugbor., Bol.Soc.Brot. Ser. 2, 54: 11 (1980), non Retz.
=*Sida veronicifolia auct.
=Sida veronicifolia Lam.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate perennial herb with stems to 50 cm long, rooting at nodes.
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Ecology : Forest floor; sometimes matting the sandy soil on waysides; savanna; humid and shady places; fallow land; to 1700 m alt.
  Vollesen (Fl. Eth. & Erit. 2(2): 251) in 1995 estimates that the true S. veronicifolia does not occur in Africa. However, S. pilosa Retz. (with syn. S. veronicifolia Lam.) is cited from Mt. Cameroon by Cable & Cheek, Pl. Mt. Cameroon: 80, 1998

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Malvaceae : 146 (2009).
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:288 (2012)
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carte afrique num 81880
Record n°81880
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