Sida acuta

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Sida acuta Burm. f.
  • Synonyms : Sida carpinifolia L. f.
  • Common Name : Bala Jangli Methi, Common Wireweed, Morning Mallow, Common Fanpetals
  • Plant Family : Malvaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 20, 22, 27
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Sida acuta Plant :

  • Habit : An erect small, much branched, hairy undershrub.
  • Leaves : Glabrous or nearly so on both sides, lanceolate, base rounded, serrate.
  • Inflorescence : Axillary
  • Flowers :
    • Flowers yellow in colour, close by noon.
    • Calyx short, corolla nearly twice as long as calyx.
    • Stamens monadelphous.
    • Carpels 5-9, toothed on dorsal margin, awns 2 about 1/3 length of carpels.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : September - December
  • Significance :
    • Common as a weed of waste land.
    • The root is astringent, useful in disorders of the blood and bile.
    • The root and seeds are useful as tonic in nervous and urinary diseases.