Wissadula periplocifolia

(Linnaeus) C. Presl ex Thwaites

Enum. Pl. Zeyl., 27. 1858.

Basionym: Sida periplocifolia Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 2: 684. 1753
Synonyms: Abutilon periplocifolium (Linnaeus) Sweet
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 375. Mentioned on page 374.

Plants widely branched, 1–2 m. Stems slender, stellate-hairy, hairs often stipitate (especially on younger growth). Leaves distalmost subsessile; stipules subulate, 4–5 mm; petiole 1–5 cm, reduced distally, 1/4–1/2 length of blade; blade markedly discolorous, ovate-triangular, 4–11 cm (reduced distally), base shallowly cordate, margins straight, apex acute. Inflorescences open panicles, ± ebracteate. Pedicels 1.5–5 cm. Flowers: calyx 1/2-divided, 2.5–3 mm; petals yellowish or white, sometimes with dark red basal spot, 3–4 mm. Schizocarps minutely puberulent; mericarps 4 or 5, 5–6 mm. Seeds 2.5 mm, sparsely to densely hairy. 2n = 14.

Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Shrublands, disturbed vegetation
Elevation: 10 m


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Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, s Asia, Africa.


In the flora area, Wissadula periplocifolia has been found only in Cameron County.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Paul A. Fryxell† +  and Steven R. Hill +
(Linnaeus) C. Presl ex Thwaites +
Sida periplocifolia +
Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, s Asia +  and Africa. +
Shrublands, disturbed vegetation +
Flowering year-round. +
Enum. Pl. Zeyl., +
Illustrated +
Abutilon periplocifolium +
Wissadula periplocifolia +
Wissadula +
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