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Sida fallax

Sida fallax Walp.

Ilima Papa, Prostrate Ilima, Yellow ‘Ilima

Malvaceae (Mallow family)

Synonym(s): Sida fallax var. kauaiensis, Sida ledyardii, Sida meyeniana, Sida nelsonii


USDA Native Status: HI (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Prostrate forms up to about 1 foot tall. Erect forms up to about 10 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Orange , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Color varies from bright yellow, through shades of orange, to rusty red, or a rare greenish color.


Native Habitat: Varied habitats, including rocky or sandy coasts, raised limestone reefs, arid lava fields, dry to diverse mesic forests.


Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Web Reference

Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii
Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sida fallax in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sida fallax in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sida fallax


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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