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Taxon: Sida hermaphrodita (L.) Rusby

Genus: Sida
Family: Malvaceae subfamily: Malvoideae tribe: Malveae
Nomen number: 105689
Place of publication: Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 5:223. 1894
Name verified on: 29-Dec-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Dec-2008
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • river-mallow   (Source: Sida 11:215. 1985) – English
  • Virginia-mallow   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: potential for pollution control   (as heavy metal accumulator fide web document)
  • Fuels: potential as biomass for energy generation   (fide web document)
  • Materials: potential as fiber   (for paper production fide web document)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    United States [formerly adventive in n.e.]


  • Antonkiewicz, A. & C. Jasiewicz. 2002. The use of plants accumulating heavy metals for detoxication of chemically polluted soils. Electronic J. Polish Agric. Univ. 5: no. 1. [re. environmental use of pollution control].
  • Chester, E. W. et al. 1993–1997. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants.
  • Denisiuk, W. 2005. Mo&zaccute;liwo&saccute;ci wykorzystania &Saccute;lazowca pensylawa&naccute;skiego W energetyce. 1–9. [re. potential as biomass for energy production].
  • Jones, R. L. 2005. Plant life of Kentucky: an illustrated guide to the vascular flora.
  • Spooner, D. M. et al. 1985. Observations on the distribution and ecology of Sida hermaphrodita (L.) Rusby (Malvaceae). Sida 11:215–225.
  • Spooner, D. M. et al. 1985. Observations on the distribution and ecology of Sida hermaphrodita (L.) Rusby (Malvaceae). Sida 11:215–225.
  • Thomas, L. K., Jr. 1979. Distribution and ecology of Sida hermaphrodita, a rare plant species. Bartonia 46:51–59.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.


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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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