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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to NW. Tanzania.

[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: Kenya, Nairobi, corner of Langata road and Uhuru Highway, Kabuye & Ng’weno 507 (K!, holo., EA, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Spreading subshrublet to 30 cm tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems whitish tomentellous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves cuneate to broadly obovate, 3–12 × 2–8 mm, indented at apex with midrib projecting into emargination, entire or larger with 1–2 teeth per side, glabrous above, whitish tomentellous beneath; petiole 1.5–4 mm long; stipules filiform to linear, 1–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or up to 5 in terminal clusters; pedicel 1–2.5 mm long, pubescent; calyx 3–4.5 mm long, densely pubescent or tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow; petals 7–9 mm long with claw sparsely ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal tube 1.5–2 mm long, sparsely hairy at least at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps 5, 3–3.5 × 2–2.5 mm, densely pubescent on back which is strongly reticulately sculptured and with two indistinct projections at transition from body to beak; lateral angles muricate; sides reticulate, thin and papery between ridges but not breaking, eventually opening slightly along ventral suture but not releasing seed; beak under 0.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ± 2.5 mm long, appressed crisped hairy.
Ecology
Especially grassland with Acacia drepanolobium etc. on black soil, Acacia–Commiphora bushland, dry stony riverbeds with Pennisetum etc.; 1500–1750(–1900) m
Distribution
Flora districts: K3 K4 K6 T1 Range: Not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Sida massaica Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 7, 1989 Kabuye and F. Ng'weno [507] K000240432 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 41: 97 (1986)

Accepted by

  • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 100 (1994).
  • K.B. 41: 97, fig. 1D (1986)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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