Sida intricata F.Muell.

Twiggy Sida

Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 12 (1854) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Much-branched, sprawling or upright, wiry herb or shrub, 15–40 cm high, to 20 cm wide; branches intricate, densely stellate-hairy when young. Leaves ovate or obovate to subcircular, 3–9 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, cuneate to truncate at base; margins crenate; surfaces stellate-hairy, green above, paler below; stipules 0.5–3 mm long. Flowers solitary, rarely paired; pedicel not exceeding leaves, 2–6 mm long; calyx unribbed, divided in upper half; lobes 0.7–1.2 mm long; petals 2–3.5 mm long, emarginate; styles 5. Fruit depressed-ovoid or c. conical, smooth and very thin-walled, shortly and densely pubescent, 2–3.5 mm diam.; mericarps 1.5–2.1 mm high, reticulate on lateral wall, deeply grooved apically, unawned. Flowers most of year.

LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv. All mainland states. Moderately common in open areas of the far north and north-west, usually on heavier loam and clay loam soils not far from the Murray River.

Source: Barker, R.M. (1996). Sida. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-06-06
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malvales
family Malvaceae
genus Sida
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Sida intricata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Sida intricata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales