Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER)

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Sida glomerata
Cav., Malvaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Common name(s): [more details]

French: balai savane

Samoan: mautofu

Spanish: escoba, escoba de palma, escoba negra

Habit:  shrub

Description:  "Erect subshrubs 0.5-1 m tall, with distichous branching and leaf arrangement, the stems arched, stellate-pubescent and sometimes with simple hairs ca 1 mm long.  Leaves short-petiolate or subsessile, the blades lanceolate or elliptic, serrate, acute, sparsely ciliate, the leaves sometimes appearing imbricate because of short internodes and distichous arrangement; stipules broadly falcate, several-nerved, ciliate.  Flowers subsessile or with short pedicels, solitary or glomerulate in the leaf axils; calyx 4-5 mm long, ciliate; corolla 6-8 mm long, white or yellowish.  Fruits subglabrous; mericarps 5, blackish, with 2 apical spines"  (Fryxell, 1992; p. 105).

Habitat/ecology:  "Deciduous forests, roadsides, river banks, disturbed vegetation, 50-200 m" (Steyermark et al., 1995; vol. 6, p. 215).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  West Indies and Nicaragua to Bolivia and Paraguay (Fryxell, 1992; p. 105).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Samoa
Western Samoa Islands
Western Samoa Islands   Swarbrick, John T. (1997) (p. 96)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Colombia
Colombia
Colombia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Ecuador (Mainland)
Ecuador
Ecuador (Republic of) (continental) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Nicaragua (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Panama
Panama
Panama (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Perú
Perú
Perú (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)


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This page was created on 1 JAN 1999 and was last updated on 25 OCT 2006.