Sida spinosa L., Sp. Pl. 683 1753. (Syn: Malva spinosa (L.) E.H.L.Krause; Malvinda alnifolia Medik.; Malvinda spinosa (L.) Medik.; Malvinda spinosa (L.) Moench; Sida angustifolia Lam. [Illegitimate]; Sida angustifolia Mill.Sida bicolor Cav.; Sida bicuspidata J.F.Gmel.; Sida boriara Wall.; Sida emarginata Willd.; Sida glandulosa Roxb. ex Wight & Arn.; Sida milleri DC.; Sida minor Macfad.Sida pimpinellifolia Mill.; Sida retusa Wight ex Mast. (ambiguous synonym); Sida scabra Thonn.; Sida spinosa var. angustifolia (Lam.) Griseb.; Sida spinosa var. kazmii S.Abedin; Sida spinosa var. sennaarensis Vis.; Sida subdistans A.St.-Hil. & Naudin; Sida tenuicaulis Hook.f.; Sida truncata L’Hér. [Illegitimate]) as per POWO;
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(Karachi, Sind, Hazara, Pakistani Punjab, Rawalpindi), Jammu & Kashmir (Kashmir), Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Philippines, Myanmar [Burma],
Chagos Arch. (I) (Diego Garcia (I)), Micronesia (I) (Pohnpei (I)), Northern Marianas (I) (Alamagan (I)), Palau Isl. (I) (Angaur (I)), Society Isl. (I) (Tahiti (I)), Tonga (I) (Tongatapu (I)), Hawaii (I) (Kauai (I), Oahu (I), Lanai (I), West Maui (I), Hawaii Isl. (I))
as per Catalogue of Life;
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prickly fan-petals, prickly sida, spiny sida, teaweed • Bengali: বন মেথি bon methi • Gujarati: કાંટાળો બલ kantalo bal • Hindi: बरयार baryar, गुलशकरी gulsakari • Konkani: ganget • Malayalam: കുറുന്തൊട്ടി kurunthotti • Marathi: बळ bala, जंगली मेथी jungali methi • Sanskrit: गाङ्गेरुकी gangeruki, कण्टकिनी बला kantakinibala, महाबला mahabala, नागबला nagabala, सहदेव sahadeva, विश्वदेव visvadeva • Tamil: மயிர்மாணிக்கம் mayir-manikkam • Telugu: నాగబల nagabala • Urdu: بريار baryar;
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SEE-duh — in Greek, a type of water lily; although now a name for a type of mallow
spy-NO-suh — with spines
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Native to: tropical America; naturalised elsewhere in tropics
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… which Sida species ? – indiantreepix | Google Groups :  6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
… the flower in the attached photos looks very similar to any fan-petal flowers of Sida species; ID please.
Place: near Navaje village on Varai – Saphale Road, Thane

Date: 28 SEP 09


Sida spinosa?


S. spinosa is convincing … referred these two links:

Indian sites discuss medicinal values of S. spinosa.
FOS / FFOS does not have this plant.

Another trip to the site may become necessary to check out the “blunt green spines that occur below the petioles of the lower leaves”


It is supposed to be a pantropic weed, so no surprises that it was found here.


Sida spinosa … commonly known as: prickly fan-petals, prickly sida, spiny sida, teaweed • Bengali: বন মেথি bon methi • Gujarati: કાંટાળો બલ kantalo bal • Hindi: बरयार baryar, गुलशकरी gulsakari • Konkani: ganget • Malayalam: കുറുന്തൊട്ടി kurunthotti • Marathi: बळ bala, जंगली मेथी jungali methi • Sanskrit: गाङ्गेरुकी gangeruki, कण्टकिनी बला kantakinibala, महाबला mahabala, नागबला nagabala, सहदेव sahadeva, विश्वदेव visvadeva • Tamil: மயிர்மாணிக்கம் mayir-manikkam • Telugu: నాగబల nagabala • Urdu: بريار baryar

…, please validate the Marathi names.


Wow …! You are great!


Sida spinosa L.
SEE-duh — in Greek, a type of water lily; although now a name for a type of mallow
spy-NO-suh — with spines
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Sep 28, 2009 near Saphale Ghat
commonly known as: prickly fan-petals, prickly sida, spiny sida, teaweed • Bengali: বন মেথি bon methi • Gujarati: કાંટાળો બલ kantalo bal • Hindi: बरयार baryar, गुलशकरी gulsakari • Konkani: ganget • Malayalam: കുറുന്തൊട്ടി kurunthotti • Marathi: बळ bala, जंगली मेथी jungali methi • Sanskrit: गाङ्गेरुकी gangeruki, कण्टकिनी बला kantakinibala, महाबला mahabala, नागबला nagabala, सहदेव sahadeva, विश्वदेव visvadeva • Tamil: மயிர்மாணிக்கம் mayir-manikkam • Telugu: నాగబల nagabala • Urdu: بريار baryar
Native to: tropical America; naturalised elsewhere in tropics
   – [image: Jungali Methi (Marathi: जंगली मेथी)]<>…
Sep 28, 2009 near Saphale Ghat

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Sida spinosa from Amin Kurukshetra
pls validate

nice shots as always……but why is it called spinosa…i think i dont see any spines….??


Spines are not seen as such but little can be felt by touching surface of stem. Also characterized by white flowers also


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ID Request 091013SG : 2 correct images as above. 5 posts by 3 authors.

Please help identify this herb in wild at Dhavlas, Maharashtra.

Photographed 8Oct13.


Please check, the twig and flower is from same plant???????????


looks like Mecardonia sps of Scrophulariaceae


Looks different from only species of Mecardonia reported from India i.e. Mecardonia procumbens


You’re right …,  It’s Sida spinosa, Malvaceae only,


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