Malvaceae week :: Sida mysorensis

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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 10, 2011, 3:48:17 AM9/10/11
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Sida mysorensis Wight & Arn.
  • SEE-duh -- in Greek, a type of water lily; although now a name for a type of mallow
    my-sor-EN-sis -- of or from Mysore, India

Sida mysorensis Wight & Arn.
Nov 23, 2008 at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park)


commonly known as: Mysore fanpetals, Mysore sida

Native of: India




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Dinesh

Balkar Arya

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Sep 10, 2011, 4:05:15 AM9/10/11
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Very beautiful!!!!
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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 10, 2011, 4:08:12 AM9/10/11
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Dear friends ... this plant had earlier got mixed up with Sida cordata at https://groups.google.com/d/topic/indiantreepix/xUcJzKelIZE/discussion.
Many thanks to Vijayasankar ji for having pointed it out.

At eflora of China, a small note on the page of Sida mysorensis [ http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200013762 ]  :

Sida mysorensis is often confused with the closely related species S. javensis Cavanilles and S. cordata (N. L. Burman) Borssum Waalkes but can usually be distinguished by the presence of glandular hairs and the erect habit.

This notable "erect habit" of S. mysorensis made me go look up for the habit of S. cordata which turns out to be procumbent (or rarely ascending up to 1 m)

This difference is quite worthy other than clear key clarified by Vijayasankar ji ...  of branched inflorescence for S. mysorensis, whereas, flowers in S. cordata are solitary.

Regards.
Dinesh


 

On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 1:18 PM, Dinesh Valke <dinesh...@gmail.com> wrote:

Satish Phadke

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Sep 10, 2011, 4:13:11 AM9/10/11
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Wonderful Sida species. Never imagined Sida to be so beautiful until I saw this picture of yours.

Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 10, 2011, 4:30:57 AM9/10/11
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After reading in FBI the first question (besides procumbent and erect habit) in my mind was same, how to distinguish the two. The two look so similar. Thanks for providing clarification which Vijayasankar ji gave.


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