Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 66 1847. ;
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda as per POWO;

Tiny Plant for ID : Kenya : 29JAN21 : AK-35
2 images.
A very tiny plant with yellow flowers growing in the grass.

On searching, it seems to be Sida cuneifolia complex.

Yes, it’s Sida only

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.



References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  IPNI   JSTOR (Specimen) The Sida cuneifolia-Complex (Malvaceae) in Africa  African Plant Database

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