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Sida yunnanensis Hu, Fl.China,fam. 153.16.t.16.f.7. 1955. S.Abedin, l.c.

  • Sida obovata Wall.
  • Sida rhombifolia var. obovata Wall. ex Mast

    Perennial herb or undershrub, stellate pubescent, 0.5-1.5 m tall. Leaves very variable in shape and size; stipule 5-8 mm long, filiform; petiole 4-10 mm long; blade narrow to broad elliptic, oblong-elliptic, rhomboid or obovate, 1-6.5 cm long, 0.6-5 cm broad, lower surface cinereous, pubescent, upper surface green, glabrescent, serrate or crenate, apex acute to obtuse, base cuneate or obtuse. Flowers axillary, mostly in fascicles in terminal branches; pedicel 4-6 mm long, in fruit c. 1 cm, articulate in the middle or slightly above. Calyx 4-6 mm long, pubescent outside, glabrous within; sepals fused slightly above the middle; lobes triangular, acuminate, carinate at base. Corolla c. 1 cm across, yellow; petals slightly longer than sepals, c. 4 mm broad, obovate, margins sparsely hairy at base. Staminal tube c. 3 mm long, sparsely hairy. Carpels 5. Fruit depressed, globose, 4-5 mm across, densely pubescent on the upper half; mericarps 5, whitish, papery, disintegrated at the base, 2 mm long, with a pair of c. 0.7 mm long, convergent, apical awns. Seeds dark brown to black, 1.5 mm long, glabrous.

    Isotype: China, Yunnan, Forest 11088 (K!BM!).

    Distribution: Burma, China, India and Pakistan.

    It occurs in the upper punjab, Hazara (N.W.F.P.), Pakistan, and Azad Kashmir.


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