Sida mysorensis Wight & Arn. , Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 59 59 1834. (Syn: Sidaglutinosa Roxb.; Sidaurticifolia Wight & Arn.; Sidawightiana D. Dietr.);

Images by Vijayasankar Raman (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)



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

commonly known as: Mysore fanpetals, Mysore sida

Native of: India

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Malvaceae week :: Sida mysorensis : 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
[image: 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
   – [image: Mysore fanpetals]<…>…
Nov 23, 2008 at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park)
– [image: Mysore sida]
Nov 23, 2008 at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park)
– … more views:

… this plant had earlier got mixed up with Sida cordata at efi thread.
Many thanks to .. for having pointed it out.

At eflora of China, a small note on the page of Sida mysorensis:
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 …  of branched inflorescence for S. mysorensis, whereas, flowers in S. cordata are solitary.

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 .. gave.


Sida mysorensis: Sida mysorensis (= S. glutinosa Roxb, non Cav.) from Bangalore (images 1 & 2) and Tiruvannamalai (image # 3).
It differs from S. cordata by its erect habit with woody branches and glandular hairs. Number of flowers vary from 1-5 per axil.

Many thanks …. Now that you have shown this plant, it become clear to me that the one at… by me during Malvaceae week is surely not S. mysorensis (which you pointed out – on basis of branched inflorescence)
… Not aware of varieties OR sub-species of S. cordata OR some other similar species of Sida, which may have this feature of branched inflorescence.

I agree with you …, our plants look different from each other.
Thanks for bringing this discussion again, and sorry for the confusion. On closer look, your plant has flowers also on “leafy, racemelike, axillary shoots”, which I mistook for a branched inflorescence. So it is perhaps Sida cordata as earlier identified by you. My plant seems to be a form of S. mysorensis with solitary flowers. I have seen also the other form with ‘branched’ inflorescence, but both the plants have glandular hairs. Please do the needful, and let us hear from others, too.

… does anyone have Sida mysorensis ?:  Want to see Sida mysorensis Wight & Arn.
Synonyms: Sida glutinosa Roxb.; Sida urticifolia Wight & Arn. • Sida wightiana D. Dietr.
If any one has it to show please post it in a new post.

it is resolved; many thanks to …, he has shared pictures of Sida mysorensis in a separate post at.


identification of the sida species requested : Attachments (1). 6 posts by 3 authors.

This sida plant is erect, the leaves resembleSida cordata, but the pedicel is very short (<5mm) the stipules are also different from sida cordata;
is it sida spinosa, but the leaf has 5 basal nerves, base cordate with deep sinus. I am unable to match with any available species in Flora of A.P or Gamble. I require your help in the

Sidaso far in efi

Seems to be Sida glutinosa?

Thanks, …, I think as per Sida page & Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India,
Sida mysorensis should be correct species instead of Sida glutinosa.

Pl. correct me if I have understood the things wrong.

Thank you …, yes it may be Sida mysorensis; you can see the image taken by me of sida glutinosa in; both are different, S.glutinosa have glutinose hairs, upper leaves oblong,  flowers 4-5 and pedicellate in axils/terminal.

Thanks, … As per Plant List there are two Sida glutinosa:
Sidaglutinosa Cav. is a synonym of Sidaglabra Mill. &
Sida glutinosa Roxb. is a synonym of Sidamysorensis Wight & Arn.

Abutilon sp. for ID : 9 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (9).

Is this the common AbutilonAbutilon indicum?
Bangalore 15th June

This looks more like a species of Sida to me [possibly S.mysorensis].

Can be Abutilon hirsutum

Friends may be Abutilon indicum

Yes, It is Sida only, I am unable to say exactly the species.

A hope Sida mysorensis

Yes, i also think it is sida species because the Abutilon indicum have large yellow or orange flowers

Thank you all for finalising id as Sida mysorensis.

Wild Plant For ID : Bangalore : 23NOV16 : AK-3 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Wild plant seen in October.


Check comparative images of sida species in EFI site

Is it Sida cordifolia?

Thanks for the suggested id. Hope to get it validated.

Thanks, …, To me it appears close to images at Sida mysorensis as per comparative images at Sida

Thanks … Hope to get it validated.

As I can remember, the buds were very hairy, which can be seen in the pics.

Yes, It is Sida mysorensis

3 images.

Plant growing wild with tiny yellow flowers.

Sida cordata ??

Ma’am, what about habit, seems its erect one, if it’s, could be Sida mysorensis, or prostrate or straggling one, … is correct,

Plants were mostly erect, as far as I can recollect.

Let me check if I have more pictures.

Adding one more picture.
Hope this helps.

1 image

Sure ma’am, You can go through mysorensis,

Yes, I thought so too since the stalks are not long.

5 images.
Please identify the weed plant.
Name of plant:
Location:  near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, Kerala PIN:686671
Date:.               05.12.2020, 12.45pm
Altitude:           1700fsl
Habitat:            wild moisture
Plant habit:      erect branches weak stem annual
Height:             03 feet
Leaves:            opposite, hairy, oval long, apex, side jaws
Flower:             diameter:09mm, non fragrant

Colour of flowers are orange.

Sida mysorensis

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