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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Angola.
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 0.5–1.2 m high, rarely annual; stem single or several, glabrous, from thickened woody rootstock.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnatifid with 3–5 segments or bipinnatifid with few side lobes, 5–15 cm long, segments linear, 1–6 cm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, glabrous; petiole 0.5–7 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal and solitary; stalks of individual capitula to 12 cm long; involucre 8–10 mm long; outer phyllaries 6–8, green, linear, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, the inner phyllaries 8, oblong, glabrous but for the apex; paleae linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets golden yellow, neuter, 5–8, tube glabrous, rays 10–20x3–5 mm; disc florets yellow, 3.8–5 mm long, glabrous or sparsely puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes dark brown or black, flat, 9–18 mm long, glabrous or pilose on margin, curved near the apex when fully mature; aristae 2(–3), to 4.3 mm long, retrorsely barbed.
Habitat
pen woodland; 1650–1900 m
Distribution
T3 T4 T7

Native to:

Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Bidens crocea Welw. ex O.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1989 Gossweiler, J. [11.845], Angola K000410661 holotype
Jan 1, 1983 Kassner [2599], Congo K000410539 lectotype
Jan 1, 1983 Lynes, H [263], Tanzania K000974634 holotype
Gossweiler, J. [1189], Angola K000410660 isotype
Welwitsch [3964], Angola K000410662 isolectotype

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot. 10: 177 (1892)

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: 160 (1991).
  • Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 48: 463 (1993).
  • O.Hoffm. in Bol. Soc. Brot. 10: 177 (1892), as croceus.
  • Sherff in Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 16: 585, fig. 161/a–g (1937).

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