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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to 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: Ethiopia, Tigré, between Maye Gouagoua [Mai-Gouagua] and Debra Sina, Schimper 1: 305, Quartin Dillon & Petit s.n. (P, syn.)
Morphology General Habit
Intricately branched spreading or prostrate shrublet 10–50 cm tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems densely appressed stellate greyish hairy
Morphology Leaves
Leaves narrowly cuneate, 3–10(–13) × 1–6 mm, notched at apex with a central tooth, otherwise entire, glabrous above, sparsely to densely appressed stellate-pubescent beneath; petiole 0.5–3.5 mm long; stipules linear to oblanceolate, 1–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or 2–4 congested at apices of shoots, subsessile or pedicel 1–2 mm long; calyx 2–4 mm long, sparsely to densely appressed-pubescent but tube often ± glabrous, lobes triangular, 2 × 1–2.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow to orange, sometimes with veins reddish; petals 4–8 × 3–4 mm, with glabrous claw.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal tube 1–2.5 mm long, glabrous or sparsely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps 5, 2–2.5 × 1.5–2 mm, glabrous or with scattered appressed hairs, back reticulately sculptured, lateral angles muricate; sides reticulately sculptured disintegrating between the reticulations but not releasing seed, eventually opening slightly along ventral suture; beak birostrate, ± 0.5 mm long, the awns connivent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 2 mm long, appressed crisped hairy.
Ecology
Grassland, grassland with Tarchonanthus, Aloe etc. also with Acacia xanthophloea, open OleaAcacia-Juniperus woodland, sometimes in rocky places, overgrazed areas, roadsides; 1200–2700 m
Note
It is not possible to tell from some casual references which species is meant e.g. JexBlake (Gard. E. Afr. ed. 4: 126 (1957)) states S. schimperiana makes a good substitute for a ‘Box edging’; Ivens (E. Afr. Weeds: 169, fig. 85) under S. cuneifolia is doubtless referring to both S. tenuicarpa and S. schimperiana.
Distribution
Flora districts: U3 K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 Range: Ethiopia

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 66 (1847)

Accepted by

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

Not accepted by

  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10. [Cited as Sida cuneifolia.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Blundell, Wild Fl. E. Afr.: 79 (1987)
  • F.T.A. 1: 180 (1868) pro parte
  • Fl. Eth. & Eritr. 2: 251, fig. 82.25.1–5 (1995)
  • K.B. 41: 95, fig. 1A (1986)
  • P.O.A. C: 266 (1895)
  • T.T.C.L.: 307 (1949) pro parte
  • Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 66 (1847)
  • U.K.W.F. ed. 2: 100 (1994)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0