Limestone Sida
In bud
Limestone Sida
Flower, above
Limestone Sida (Sida spodochroma)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Mallows (Malvales)
Family: Mallow (Malvaceae)
Species: Limestone Sida (Sida spodochroma)
This Photo:     Flower Bud
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 © 2014-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Mar-2014
This species is classed as VU (Vulnerable) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)