Limestone Sida
Flower Dried, Fruiting
Ellura
Limestone Sida
Fruit, profile
 
    
Limestone Sida (Sida spodochroma)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Other Small Plants
Order: Malvales
Family: Mallow (Malvaceae)
Species: Limestone Sida (Sida spodochroma)
This Photo:     Fruit
Synonym: Sida corrugata

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A very small pale / grey green plant; almost white in bright sunlight.
It gets eaten, by summer, and then re-sprouts in winter.
To see our first flower we had to protect one of the larger plants from grazing by kangaroos; we placed a dead bush over it.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-May-2014
This species is classed as VU (Vulnerable) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)