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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, 0.6–1.3 m high, erect to decumbent; stem single from a woody tuberous rootstock, little branched, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves lanceolate to ovate, 5–15 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, base long attenuate but wider near stem, margins coarsely dentate to shallowly pinnately lobed, apex acute to attenuate, glandular-punctate, scabrid on both surfaces; pseudopetiole to 35 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal, solitary or few in lax cymes; stalks of individual capitula to 16 cm long; involucre 8–11 mm long; outer phyllaries 8, green, pilose, the inner 8, pilose; paleae 7–8.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, neuter, 6–8, tube to 3 mm long, rays 15–18x7–8 mm; disc florets yellow, 5.5–6 mm long, pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, 6–11 mm long, pubescent; aristae 2, 1–2.5 mm long, without barbs or with barbs connate to arista, rarely absent.
Habitat
rassland, bushed grassland; 1800–2200 m
Distribution
T1 T4

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Bidens baumii Sherff appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1987 Kassner [2776], Congo K000410540 isolectotype
Jan 1, 1984 Kassner [2776], Congo K000410541 isotype
Jan 1, 1984 Chambers, G.A. [K21], Tanzania K000410563 holotype
Bidgood, S. [5805], Tanzania K000468620
Baum, H. [883], Angola K000743672 isolectotype

First published in Bot. Gaz. 59: 309 (1915)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 163, fig. 37 (1991).
  • Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 48: 460 (1993).
  • Sherff in Bot Gaz. 59: 309 (1915)
  • Sherff in Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 16: 589, fig. 158 (1937).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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