Sida rhombifolia L.

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Common names:
Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: rhombifolia: leaves diamond-shaped (rhombic)
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Worldwide distribution: Native to tropical and southern Africa and parts of Asia; widely naturalised elsewhere especially in Central and South America.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C,Lk
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Insects associated with this species: Cadarena Pudoraria (Larval foodplant)
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 51. As Sida rhombifolia rhombifolia

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 478 - 480. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 61.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 85.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 218.

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Flora of Botswana: Sida rhombifolia
Flora of Caprivi: Sida rhombifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Sida rhombifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sida rhombifolia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sida rhombifolia
African Plant Database: Sida rhombifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sida rhombifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sida rhombifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sida rhombifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sida rhombifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sida rhombifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Sida rhombifolia
iNaturalist: Sida rhombifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sida rhombifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Sida rhombifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sida rhombifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sida rhombifolia
Plants of the World Online: Sida rhombifolia
Tropicos: Sida rhombifolia
Wikipedia: Sida rhombifolia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Sida rhombifolia., retrieved 8 February 2023

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