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Eastern Fan-Petals   
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Eastern Fan-Petals
P Native Photo: Angela Pangkam
Common name: Eastern Fan-Petals
Botanical name: Sida subcordata    Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Synonyms: Sida corylifolia

Eastern Fan-Petals is an erect subshrub, 1-2 m tall; most parts sparsely finely velvet-hairy, simple hairs absent. Flowers are yellow, 2-3.5 cm across; petals 5, obovate, about 1.2 cm. Filament tube about 1 cm, hairless, filaments numerous, slender, about 3 mm. Style branches 8-9. Calyx 8-11 mm, sparsely star-shaped hairy, lobes 5, triangular. Flowers are mostly borne at branch-ends, in umbel-like clusters, often on reduced in leaf-axils, 2-7 cm shoots. Flower-stalks are 0.6-2.5 cm, jointed at middle. Stipules are thread-like, 3-4 mm; leaf-stalk 2-6 cm; leaf blade round or ovate, 5-10 x 3-7.5 cm, base rounded, margin minutely rounded toothed, tip shortly tapering. Eastern Fan-Petals east India, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam. Flowering: All year.
Medicinal uses: The entire plant is used medicinally in China.

Photographed in East Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh.

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