|Etymology||Genus||Greek for water lily or promegranate, but now used for this unrelated genus|
|Species||Having rhomboid-shaped leaves|
|Common Names||Arrow-leaf Sida|
|Native Distribution||Unknown but it is now found pantropically|
Sida rhombifolia is a shrub that can be found in our open scrublands. It is easy to identify from the diamond-shaped serrated leaves and yellow flowers. However, it looks similar to another congener, Sida acuta. Despite this, the 2-3cm flower stalk is much longer and only have 1 or no projections on the seed (S. acuta is < 1cm and have 2 projections on the seed; Holm et al., 1977).
Shrubby form of the Arrow-leaf Sida.
Fruits. Note the long flower/fruit stalk.
Diamond-shaped serrated leaves.
Seed. Note the single sharp projection.