Sida cuneifolia Roxb., Fl. Ind., ed. 1832 3: 170-171 170 1832.;

Images by B. Rathinasabapathy (Identified by Vijayasankar Raman (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)



14092013 BRS 518: Attachments (2). 10 posts by 4 authors.

Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. confirmation.

Date: 14.09.2013
Location: Manapakkam, Chennai
Habitat: Urban (Along the Adyar river bank area)

Habit: Herb

Any Sida sp.?

Good pictures of Sida schimperiana!

Thanks, …,
As per the following links, this species does not exist in India:

The Sida cuneifolia-Complex (Malvaceae) in Africa – Jstor (Description & Keys- Sida maasaica,Sida schimperiana, Sida shinynagensis, Sida tanaensis & Sida tenuicarpa) (By Kaj Vollesen 1986- Abstract- The Sida cuneifolia-complex-usually considered to consist of a single widespread species only-is shown to consist of six distinct species: S. cuneifolia Roxb. endemic to India and five species in Africa. Four of the African species are without validly published names and are described here: S. massaica, S. tanaensis, S. shinyangensis and S. tenuicarpa.)

Malvaceae of Southern Peninsular India: A Taxonomic Monograph By V. V. Sivarajan, A. K. Pradeep (1996)

I hope these are the latest literatures & my understanding is correct.

Pl. confirm.

Thanks … for the research and links. The species DOES occur in India and Sida schimperiana is a well-established name and has been used in several Indian Floras including and not limited to:
Fl. Brit. India 1: 322. 1874;
Fl. Pres. Madras 1: 90(64). 1915;
Fl. Tamil Nadu 1: 37. 1983;
Fl. Tamilnadu Carnatic 1: 131.1983;
Fl. India 3: 292. 1993.

Synonyms of this species, as per the above literature, are:
Sida cuneifolia Roxb.,
Riedleia truncata W. & A.
Dictyocarpus truncatus Wight
Melochia truncata
Hermannia alnifolia Wall.

While this name is not resolved and recognized by TPL and GRIN, respectively, Tropicos and eol have accepted this name. I don’t currently have access to the 1996 monograph mentioned by you.

Pl. also go through if you are a member of Jstor: The Sida cuneifolia-Complex (Malvaceae) in Africa – Jstor

Sida cuneifolia a synonym of Melochia corchorifolia L. as per The Plant List.

I think it may not be correct in view of papers as stated above.

Pl. confirm.


Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A. Rich. in FOI
If we follow, Catalogue of LifeSida cuneifolia Roxb. is a syn. of Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A. Rich.
But POWO, treats both of them as separate as per Sida cuneifolia Roxb. (distribution only in India) and Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A. Rich.  (distribution only in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda).

If we follow them separately, then Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A. Rich. in FOI has to be Sida cuneifolia

May pl. look into and correct the FOI page.

Thanks …, I think you are right here. I will make the correction.