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  Sida linifolia
 
  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Sida linifolia Cav., Diss. 1: 14, t.2. f.1. 1785; Pradeep et al., Rheedea 3: 24. 1993; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 282. 1996; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 392. 2005.
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  Description: Erect undershrubs, 1-1.5 m high; stems hirsute with simple and glandular hairs. Leaves alternate, linear or narrowly lanceolate, obtuse at base, entire at margin, acute at apex, 8-17 x 4-1.5 cm, sparsely hairy; petioles ca 1 cm long; stipules linear-lanceolate, ca 7 mm long, pubescent at margin. Flowers axillary, solitary or in racemes due to reduction of upper leaves; pedicels jointed above middle, ca 5 mm long, accrescent to 1 cm. Calyx campanulate, ca 1 cm across; lobes free to middle, 3-angled, acuminate, pubescent outside, glabrous inside. Corolla ca 2 cm across, creamy white with a dark red centre; petals obovate, obliquely cuneate at base, slightly emarginate or obtuse at apex, ca 1 x 0.5 cm, glabrous. Staminal column ca 2 mm long, hairy, antheriferous at apex. Ovary globose-depressed, glabrous; styles 8 or 9; stigmas globose, sparsely hairy, red. Schizocarps oblate, ca 5 mm across, glabrous; mericarps 8 or 9, ca 3 x 2 mm, glabrous, brownish black; seeds reniform, glabrous and dark brown.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-November
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Wastelands
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow, Brown
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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