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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

Malvaceae, Bernard Verdcourt & Geoffrey Mwachala. Pavonia, B Verdcourt; Kosteletzkya, OJ Blanchard Jr.; Gossypium, P Fryxell & B Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

Type
Type: Ethiopia, Gonder, Bahar Dar to Debre Marcos, Getachew & Gilbert 998 (K!, holo.; ETH, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect to spreading much-branched shrublet 0.3–1 m tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems sparsely to densely appressed stellate-pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves cuneate to obovate or oblanceolate, 4–18(–26) × 1.5–9 mm, notched at apex, cuneate at base, entire or rarely with 1–2 teeth on either side, ± glabrous above, sparsely stellate-pubescent; petiole 1.5–5 mm long; stipules filiform to linear, 1–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary and in up to 8-flowered terminal clusters at ends of branches; pedicel 1–3 mm long; calyx 3–4.5 mm long, appressed stellate-pubescent; lobes 2–3 mm long, 1 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow to orange-yellow, sometimes with reddish veins; petals 7–10 mm long with glabrous to ciliate claw.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal column 2.5–3.5 mm long, glabrous to sparsely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps 5, 2–2.5 × 1.5–2 mm, with birostrate beak 0.5–1 mm long, hairy at apex, back smooth without sculpture, sides thin and papery soon completely disintegrating and releasing seed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 1.5–2 mm long, glabrous or with few hairs
Figures
Fig 27, p 151
Ecology
Dry short grassland, usually overgrazed, old cultivations, lakesides, riverine, forest glades, roadsides; (0 (see note)–)750–2150 m
Note
Tweedie 2379 (Kenya, Kilifi District: near Sabaki R. ferry, June 1962) from riverine flats at ± sea level is the only specimen seen from K 7 or such a low altitude. Mrs. Tweedie mentions the flats were swept by floods in November. Vollesen suspected mislabelling but Mrs. Tweedie was extremely careful. Seed might have been carried a long way. The species has been cultivated for broom-making.
Distribution
Flora districts: U2 U3 U 4 ; K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 K 7 (see note); T1 T2 T7 Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Ethiopia

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Sida tenuicarpa Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 8, 1985 Aweke [998], Ethiopia K000240441 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 92 (1986)

Accepted by

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Fl. Eth. & Eritr. 2 (2): 251, fig. 82.25.6–11 (1995).
  • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 100 (1994)
  • Blundell, Wild Fl. E. Africa: 79 (1987)
  • K.B. 41: 92, fig. 1 B (1986)

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