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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya 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 0.6–3 m high; stems slightly woody at base, little branched, pilose to thinly pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves variable, pinnatipartite to bipinnatisect or the uppermost and lowermost sometimes simple, 5–15 cm long, up to 10 cm wide, when lobed with ovate segments, when simple with serrate to lobed margins, the teeth mucronate to apiculate, apex acute to acuminate, tomentose or hispid-pubescent on both surfaces; petiole 10–40 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal, solitary or in few-headed leafy cymes, erect; stalks of individual capitula 1–5(–21, fide EA) cm long; involucre 7–14 mm long; outer phyllaries 9–13, green, pubescent, inner phyllaries with scarious margins, pilose to pubescent; paleae 5.5–14 mm long, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow or orange, neuter, 8–13, tube 3.5–4.5 mm long, pubescent, ray 20–40 mm long, 10–15 mm wide; disc florets yellow, 5–7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black or dark brown, 5.5–10 mm long, compressed, pilose; aristae absent in outer achenes, on inner 2, divergent, to 2.5 mm long, nude or with 1 or 2 antrorsely- or retrorsely-set barbs at apex or at base.
Figures
Fig. 170 (page 784).
Habitat
rassland in rocky sites, scattered tree grassland, bushed or wooded grassland, bushland, forest margins; 1050–2800 m
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T4 T7 U1

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Bidens kilimandscharica (O.Hoffm.) Sherff appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2008 Mwachala [3141], Kenya K000612510
Jan 1, 1987 Burtt, B.D. [4117], Tanzania K000410575 holotype
Jan 1, 1987 Scott Elliot, G.F. [6462], Tanzania K000410576 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1987 Scott Elliot, G.F. [6846], Tanzania K000410577 isotype
Jan 1, 1987 Brodhurst-Hill [612], Kenya K000311746 holotype
Jan 1, 1987 Haarer, A.E. [1472], Tanzania K000410574 holotype
Jan 1, 1987 Napier, E.R. [6085], Kenya K000311745 isotype
Jan 1, 1984 Kassner [9841], Congo K000410542 lectotype
Jan 1, 1965 Pole-Evans, I.B. [483], Mozambique K000410672 isotype
Bodine, S. [133], Tanzania K000612943

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

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 467 (1974).
  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 218 (1994).
  • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 554, fig. (1994).
  • Blundell, Wild Fl. E. Afr.: pl. 354 (1987).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 148 (1949).
  • Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 48: 451 (1993).
  • Sherff in Bot. Gaz. 59: 309 (1915)
  • Sherff in Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 16: 606, fig. 174 (1937).
  • Wild in Kirkia 6: 31 (1967).

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