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  Sida scabrida
 
  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Sida scabrida Wight & Arn., Prodr. 57. 1834; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 250. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 33. 1998; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 395. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 156. 2009. Sida rhombifolia L. var. scabrida (Wight & Arn.) Mast. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 324. 1874; T.K. Paul & M.P. Nayar, Fasc. Fl. Ind. 19: 216. 1988; T.K. Paul in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3:290.1993; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 90. 2005.
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  Description: Subshrubs; stem purplish, stellate hairy. Leaves 6-8 x 4 cm, rhomboid, acuminate at apex, rounded at base, coarsely serrate on upper half; petiole 8 mm long,; stipule 8 mm long, filiform. Flowers axillary; pedicels 8 mm long, slender; calyx 7 mm across, lobes triangular, acute; corolla 15 mm across. Mericarps 3 x 3 mm, awns 2, sharp, acuminate, divergent.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Palakkad, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude:
  Localities: Thekkady, Kakki hills
   
 
   
 
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