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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. 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: Tanzania, Shinyanga, near Ningwa R., Burtt 5610 (K!, holo., BM, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Low often spreading shrublet 7–30 cm tall; branchlets and leaves with dense appressed or slightly spreading stellate hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves cuneate to obovate, 4–17 × 2–13 mm, glabrous above, the smaller entire, larger with 1–4 teeth on each side, the midrib produced beyond the apical emargination
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or in terminal heads of up to 5-flowers; pedicel 0–2 mm long, pubescent; calyx 3–4 mm long, pubescent especially on the lobes which also terminate with a few long hairs Flowers yellow or white; petals 8–9 mm long with ciliate claw; staminal tube 2 mm long, glabrous near apex then with short hairs and longer hairs near base; filaments 1–2 mm long; style branches protruding 2–3 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps 5, 3–3.5 × 2.5 mm, ± glabrous to pubescent, back strongly reticulately sculptured and with a number of protuberances along the edges and two stronger ones near the base of the beak; lateral angles muricate; sides reticulate, thin between the ridges but not breaking, eventually opening slightly along ventral suture but not releasing the seed; beak birostrate, 0.5–1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ± 2.5 mm long, appressed crisped hairy.
Ecology
Short grassland on grey to black soil on hardpans; 1050–1350 m
Distribution
Flora districts: T1 T2 Range: Not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Sida shinyangensis Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 7, 1989 Burtt, B. D. [5610], Tanzania K000240431 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

  • K.B. 41: 97, fig. 1E (1986).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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