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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa to Uganda.
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, woody, erect or ascending, 0.9–4.5 m high; stem much branched near apex, striate, sparsely hairy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rhombic in outline, bi- to tri-pinnatisect, 8–17 cm long, 4–15 cm wide, segments linear to narrowly lanceolate, sparsely hairy on veins above, glandular-punctate; pseudopetiole to 45 mm long, winged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in terminal lax corymbose cymes; peduncle to 4 cm long; involucre 8–10 mm long; outer phyllaries 8–13, 9–15 mm long, sparsely hairy, inner phyllaries 8–13, orange-striped, pilose; paleae yellowish, orange-striped, 4–7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, pistillate and fertile, 7–13, rays 15–22x3–9 mm, tube 2.2 mm long; disc florets yellow, 4.9–7.3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, oblong to obovoid, graded monomorphic, 3.6–8 mm long, margins narrowly winged; aristae 2(–3), 1.6–3 mm long, antrorsely barbed.
Habitat
rassland, woodland, heath, bamboo; 1800–3150 m
Distribution
U2

Native to:

Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Bidens elliotii Sherff appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1983 Purseglove, J.W. [12189], Uganda K000410617 isotype
Doggett, W.G. [s.n.], Uganda K000410618 holotype
Scott Elliot, G.F. [7724], Uganda K000410619 isotype
Smith, C.S. [s.n.], Tanzania Bidens amoena K000410626 holotype

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: 154, fig. 36 (1991).
  • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 634, fig. 195/2 (1985).
  • Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 48: 477 (1993).
  • Sherff in Bot. Gaz. 59: 309 (1915)
  • Sherff in Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 16: 576, fig. 156/i–p (1937).

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