M7. 'Ilima Papa

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Sida fallax is indigenous to Hawai'i commonly occurring on all the main islands and also on Midway Atoll and Nihoa. It is also widespread on islands across the Pacific to China. In Hawai'i, Sida fallaxgrows on rocky or sandy coasts, on raised limestone reefs, lava fields, and dry to moist forests, rarely all the way up to the wet forest habitats. It occurs from sea level to 6,500 feet. Various forms of Sida fallax tend occur in specific habitats in the Hawaiian islands. The prostrate forms occur on arid exposed coastal locations. Shrubbier forms are generally found in moist woodland habitats. (Wagner 1990)