Malvaceae week :: Sida rhombifolia

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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 6, 2011, 4:20:32 PM9/6/11
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Sida rhombifolia L.
  • SEE-duh -- in Greek, a type of water lily; although now a name for a type of mallow
    rom-bif-OH-lee-uh -- leaves in a diamond shape

Sida rhombifolia
Sep 12, 2007 at Vaghbil, Thane


commonly known as: arrow-leaf sida, broom jute sida, country mallow, Cuban jute, paddy's lucerne, Queensland hemp, teaweed • Assamese: boriala • Bengali: svetbarela • Gujarati: baladana • Hindi: बरयारा baryara, kharenti, सहदेव sahadeva, swet-barela • Kannada: bolamgadale, kallangadale • Malayalam: vankuruntotti, valankuruntotti, velluram • Manipuri: uhan • Marathi: baler, sadeda, सहदेवी sahadevi • Oriya: bajromuli • Sanskrit: अतिबला atibala, बला bala, महाबल mahabala • Tamil: வேளைப்பாசை velaippacai • Telugu: గూబతడ guba tada, మహాబల mahabala • Urdu: بلا bala, بريارا baryara

Native to: India, Sri Lanka




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Dinesh

Balkar Arya

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Sep 6, 2011, 8:35:25 PM9/6/11
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So cuuuuuute flower!!!
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H S

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Sep 7, 2011, 2:34:08 AM9/7/11
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i think you have mixed two plant photo here...



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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 7, 2011, 2:43:25 AM9/7/11
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... the leaves near apex look different from those at bottom ... the basal leaves are as seen in Sep 21, 2008 at Vaghbil, Thane.
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Dinesh

H S

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Sep 7, 2011, 2:52:14 AM9/7/11
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its different

Dinesh Valke

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Sep 7, 2011, 3:06:17 AM9/7/11
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... ok HS ... will try to photo an entire plant (may go wrong, not as much confident to maintain the stress).
It will be good to know what would the plant in the top photo be ... Sida acuta amidst colony of Sida rhombifolia ?

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Dinesh

Neil Soares

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Sep 7, 2011, 3:45:08 AM9/7/11
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Hi Dinesh,
 Agree with H.S.This is Sida retusa. Please check this link for my comparison of the two :
 
 
 Please also check the archives of this group for our previous discussion on this.
 
                               Regards,
                                 Neil.

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Neil Soares

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Sep 7, 2011, 3:57:05 AM9/7/11
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Hi Dinesh,
 Sending a recent photograph of the flower of Sida rhombifolia for comparison. It was taken at my farm in September last year.
                   Regards,
                    Neil.

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Sida rhombifolia.jpg

Dinesh Valke

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Sep 7, 2011, 3:57:25 AM9/7/11
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Neil ji ... need validation that none of the photos belong to Sida rhombifolia ... will then be safe to revise my visualization of S. rhombifolia.
Other friends familiar with S. rhombifolia may please comment.

Sorry to confuse those whom Sida species are new.

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Dinesh

Dinesh Valke

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Sep 7, 2011, 4:00:44 AM9/7/11
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Many thanks Neil ji for showing Sida rhombifolia ... am aware that there at least couple of varieties of this species, making it much more complex for me understand / know them.
Will look out for others' posts of this species.

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Dinesh

Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 7, 2011, 6:03:32 AM9/7/11
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Dear friends
Perhaps this is one complex group which needs to be critically examined to place our photographs. Any how specimens often referred to S. rhombifolia or rhomboidea may be placed under at least three species.


Flowers in clusters on short axillary shoots.....................................................S. yunnanensis (Sida obovata Wall.
                                                                                                                          Sida rhombifolia var. obovata Wall. ex Mast according
                                                                                                                                                                   to eFlora of Pakistan) 
Flowers Solitary axillary or subterminal,
        Calyx stellate pubescent, staminal tube glabrous, mericarps 7-9...............S. rhombifolia (Sida rhoimboidea Roxb.)           
        Calyx stellate tomentose; staminal tube pubescent, mericarps 6-8.............S. alnifolia
                   Leaf blade 2-5 cm; mericarps vetutinous........................................S. alnifolia var. alnifolia (S. retusa L.)
                   Leaf blade less than 2 cm; mericarps villous at apex; .....................S. alnifolia var. obovata (S. rhombifolia var. obovata 
                                                                                                                      according to eFlora of China; eFlora of Palkistan 
                                                                                                                      considers S. alnifolia var obovata to be this as S.
                                                                                                                       alba)

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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