Wissadula hernandioides

(L’Héritier) Garcke

Z. Naturwiss. 63: 122. 1890.

Basionym: Sida hernandioides L’Héritier Stirp. Nov., 121, plate 58. 1789
Synonyms: S. polyantha Schlechtendal ex Link Wissadula mucronulata A. Gray ex Torrey
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 374.

lants usually unbranched below inflorescence, to 2 m. Stems slender, minutely puberulent (and with stipitate stellate hairs, especially at distal ends of petioles). Leaves distalmost subsessile; stipules filiform, 7–12 mm; petiole 5–11 cm (reduced distally), subequal to blade in lower leaves, obscurely stellate-puberulent; blade discolorous, broadly ovate, 5–11 cm (reduced distally), base deeply cordate (except distalmost), margins curved, apex acuminate. Inflorescences open panicles, essentially ebracteate. Pedicels 1–4 cm. Flowers: calyx 1 / 2 -divided, 3 mm; petals yellowish, 5 mm. Schizocarps minutely puberulent; mericarps 3–5, 6–7 mm. Seeds 2.5 mm, sparsely hairy. 2n = 14.

Phenology: Flowering fall–early winter.
Habitat: Deciduous forests, disturbed vegetation
Elevation: 10–100 m


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Fla., La., Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Africa.


Wissadula hernandioides is very uncommon within the flora area, having been reported [as W. amplissima (Linnaeus) R. E. Fries, following Fries (1908)] from only Cameron County, Texas; Collier County, Florida; and Louisiana (unvouchered).

It has been widely but incorrectly referred to Wissadula amplissima. A. Krapovickas (1996) clarified the correct application of the latter name to a different Neotropical species.

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Lower Taxa

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Paul A. Fryxell† +  and Steven R. Hill +
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Sida hernandioides +
Fla. +, La. +, Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +  and Africa. +
10–100 m +
Deciduous forests, disturbed vegetation +
Flowering fall–early winter. +
Z. Naturwiss. +
S. polyantha +  and Wissadula mucronulata +
Wissadula hernandioides +
Wissadula +
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