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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or rarely annual herb with erect or ascending stems 30–100 cm long or high from woody rootstock; stem erect or decumbent, puberulous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves grey-green, ovate in outline, imparipinnate, 2–7 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, leaf segments dentate to pinnatilobed, minutely spinulose-setose to scabrid to almost glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal and solitary; stalks of individual capitula to 18 cm long; involucre 6–8 mm long; outer phyllaries 8, green, hispid, inner phyllaries with yellow margins; paleae yellow with maroon lines, 4–5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, neuter, 8, rays 15–17x7–8 mm, striate; disc florets yellow or brown, 3–3.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, linear, 7–10 mm long, setulose; pappus of 2(–3) retrorsely barbed aristae 1–2 mm long.
Habitat
ry forest, forest glades, dry bushland, grassland or almost bare rock; may be locally common; 900–1950 m
Distribution
K1 K4 K6 T2 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Bidens cinerea Sherff appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Gaz. 59: 302 (1915)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 217 (1994).
  • Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 48: 471 (1993).
  • Sherff in Bot. Gaz. 59: 302 (1915)
  • Sherff in Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 16: 584, fig. 160 (1937).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0