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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

[FZ]

Malvaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual or perhaps perennial herb, 0·5–1·75 m. tall, woody at the base, branched throughout but not much branched at the base, densely and shortly tomentose-subvelutinous with a whitish, yellowish, greenish-white, greyish-yellow or pale greyish-green indumentum on the younger parts of the stems, stipules, petioles, pedicels and outside of calyx; stems terete, wiry, purplish-grey to brownish, longitudinally fissured, ultimately glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 6 (7) × 0·5–3·5 cm., usually oblong or ovate-oblong to broadly elliptic, apex rounded or obtuse or occasionally acute to somewhat acuminate, margin distinctly and sometimes rather coarsely serrate or crenate-serrate or ± doubly serrate, shortly and densely tomentose on both surfaces with an indumentum coloured like that of the stems, upper surface occasionally ± glabrescent, veins usually ± impressed on the upper surface and prominent on the lower surface; petiole 5 (8)-15 (25) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white to pale yellow (occasionally golden), solitary, axillary; pedicels 1·5–5 (7) cm. long, usually slender, terete, articulated at or above the middle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx (6) 8–11 mm. long, cupuliform, glabrous inside except for a narrow marginal tomentose zone, divided to about the middle; lobes triangular to ovate-triangular, acute to ± acuminate, sometimes distinctly 3-nerved but more usually with only the raised median nerve conspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals (14) 18–22 mm. long, with the narrow base ± fimbriate, glabrous or finely pubescent inside (mainly towards apex).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal tube glabrous or with sparse rather coarsely stellate hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps (7) 8–10, c. 6 mm. long, brown, muticous, rounded or minutely apiculate but not awned at the apex, usually stellate-pubescent at least in the upper part, dorsally finely rugose, laterally conspicuously reticulate with usually yellowish slightly raised ridges.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, brown, glabrous except for the often tomentose or velutinous area around the hilum.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Sida hoepfneri Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1958 Dinter [456], Namibia K000240414
Jan 1, 1958 Dinter. [530] K000240416
May 20, 1925 Schlechter, F.R.R. [4637] K000240415
Dinter [530] K000240417

First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 494 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Not accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. [Cited as Sida ovata.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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