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Sida Javensis Cav. subsp. expilosa Borss. in Blumea 14: 185. 1966; Mathew & Sivarajan in J. Econ. Tax. Bot. 4: 619.1983.

Herbs, prostrate, branched at base, with stems rooting at nodes; stems, petioles and pedicels densely covered with minute stellate and long simple hairs. Leaves 5 x 5 cm, orbicular, cordate at base, rounded or obtuse, rarely acute, appressed, short, simple hairy above, minute stellate-hairy beneath; petioles 1.5 - 5 cm, hairy. Flowers axillary, solitary initially, ultimately in few-flowered racemes by development of accessory buds; pedicels 7 - 12 mm, accrescent upto 2cm. Calyxca 4 mm across;lobes 2 - 3 x 1.5 - 2 mm, long simple and minute stellate-hairy outside, glabrous inside except along margin. Corolla ca 8 mm across; petals 7 - 8 x 4 - 5 mm, obovate. Staminal column ca 1.5 mm long, with patent simple hairs, basal part wide, conical apical part short, tubular. Mericarps 5, tetrahedral with rounded angles, hairy with 2 awns. Seeds 2 - 2.5 mm long, ovoid, hilum short hairy, brown black.

Distrib. India: Kerala.

West Indies and Malesia.

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