Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Sida L., Sp. Pl. 683-686 (1753)

Annual to perennial herbs or shrubs.  Lvs toothed or lobed.  Fls axillary and solitary, or in terminal spikes or heads;  epicalyx 0;  calyx evenly 5-toothed;  petals spreading, usually obtuse.  Style branches as many as loculi, filiform or clavate.  Fr. of usually numerous, 1-seeded, sometimes awned, dehiscent or indehiscent mericarps, arranged in a single flat whorl and separating from central axis at maturity.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Sida L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.