Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Sida atherophora Domin

Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Domin, K. (1928) Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 945. Type: Queensland: Auf den Sansteinh~ygeln der Dividing Range bei Jeicho verbreitet (DOMIN III. 1910).


Flowers and fruits as a herb or a shrub up to 1 m tall.


Leaf blades about 23-50 x 5-10 mm, petioles about 5-8 mm long. Underside of the leaf blades densely clothed in stellate hairs. Stipules hairy, filiform, about 3 mm long.


Flowers about 12 mm diam. Calyx tube about 5-6 mm long, lobes about 5 mm long. Corolla about 12 mm long, lobes about 10.5 mm long. Ovary about 8-locular with 8 styles.


Fruits about 7-8 mm diam. consisting of a persistent calyx enclosing 9 or 10 2-plumed nutlets each containing a single seed.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in NEQCEQ and southwards as far as inland south-eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range in NEQ not known with only one collection made at about 800-850 m. Grows in disturbed areas in monsoon forest and other open types of vegetation.

Sida atherophora Domin var. atherophora, Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 945(1928).
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