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  Sida subcordata
 
  Family: MALVACEAE
  Citation:  Sida subcordata Span., Linnaea 15: 172. 1841; Sivar. & Pradeep, Malvac. Southern Peninsular India 253. 1996; M. Mohanan & A.V.N. Rao in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 396. 2005. Sida corylifolia Wall. ex Mast. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 324. 1875.
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  Description: Erect undershrub, 0.5-1.5 m high; stems purplish green, stellate-hairy. Leaves ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, truncate or subcordate at base, crenate-serrate at margin, acute to acuminate at apex, 2-7 x 1-4 cm, glabrescent above, sparsely stellate-pubescent beneath; petioles ca 10 mm long, pubescent; stipules linear to filiform, equal, ca 6 mm long. Flower axillary, solitary; pedicel 1-3 cm long, jointed near middle, stellate-pubescent. Calyx campanulate, ca 9 cm across, sparsely stellate-hairy outside, glabrous inside; lobes ovate, acute or acuminate at apex, 3-5 x 1.5-3 mm. Corolla ca 1.5 cm across, yellow; Petals obliquely obovate, 10-12 x 7-9 mm, sparsely simple-hairy outside. Staminal column ca 4 mm long, glandular and simple hairy, antheriferous at apex; filaments pubescent. Ovary depressed-globose, ca 1.5 mm long; styles 8-10, glabrous, pink; stigmas capitate. Schizocarps ca 7 mm across, enclosed in calyx; mericarps 8-10, 3-angled, ca 3 x 2.5 mm, reticulate with 2 divergent glabrous awns at apex; seeds reniform, flat, ca 2 x 1.5 mm, sparsely hairy at hilum.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Pathanamthitta, Thrissur
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  Habitat: Waysides
  Distribution: South East Asia
  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
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