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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to Kenya.
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 or shrub 0.4–1.2 m high; stems erect or leaning on other vegetation, branched near apex, thin and brittle, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves obovoid in outline, pedately tripartite, 2–5 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, the segments lobed or serrate, 2–7(–12) mm wide, apex acute to apiculate, hispid especially on midrib and margins, black-punctulate; petiole absent or up to 5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal and solitary or few in lax cymes; peduncle 2–9 cm long; involucre 8–10 mm long; outer phyllaries 6–11, pilose, inner phyllaries ± 8, green with yellow margins, sparsely pilose; paleae light brown with purple apex, 6–7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow or golden yellow, neuter, 8–13, rays 8–13x3–5 mm; disc florets yellow, ± 5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, oblong-ellipsoid, 4–6 mm long, glabrous; pappus absent.
Habitat
pland grassland and in Erica bushland, low scrub (regenerating) and Hagenia - Hypericum zone; 2500–3600 m
Distribution
endemic to Mt Moroto, Mt Elgon and the Cherangani Mts K3 U1 U3

Native to:

Kenya, Uganda

Bidens elgonensis (Sherff) Agnew appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1983 Dummer, R.A. [3304], Uganda K000410616 holotype

First published in Upland Kenya Wild Fl.: 466 (1974)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 466 (1974).
  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 217 (1994).
  • Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 48: 479 (1993).

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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