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Threatened species

Shrub Sida - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Sida rohlenae
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 29 Jun 2022


Shrub Sida grows to 1 m tall, with leaves between 1.5 - 5 cm long. Three or four yellow to orange flowers appear at the end of branches.


Shrub Sida has a limited distribution in Queensland, the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. In NSW it has been recorded south of Enngonia, south of Bourke, west of Wee Waa and north-west of Coonamble with one collection north of Bourke which is likely to have been transported from Queensland.

Habitat and ecology

  • Shrub Sida has been observed growing on flood-out areas, creek banks and at the base of rocky hills.
  • NSW specimens have been found along roadsides in hard red loam to sandy-loam soils but has also been recorded on grey clays. The species can become locally abundant and is often more common in disturbed sites.
  • Flowers appear in spring and summer.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Brigalow Belt SouthNarrandool Known None
Cobar PeneplainBoorindal Plains Predicted None
Cobar PeneplainCanbelego Downs Predicted None
Darling Riverine PlainsCastlereagh-Barwon Known None
Mulga LandsNebine Plains Predicted None
Mulga LandsWarrego Sands Predicted None
Other StateSA Known None