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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & E. 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
Annual herb 60–150 cm high, erect, much branched; stem usually solitary, sometimes with reddish marks, striate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves irregularly bipinnatipartite, 4–16 cm long, 2–9 cm wide, segments linear or lanceolate, 0.5–3 mm wide, apices apiculate, scabridulous; petiole absent or up to 35 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in lax terminal cymes; peduncle to 8 cm long; involucre 7–15 mm long; outer phyllaries 8(–13), green, sparsely hairy, inner phyllaries yellow to orange with scarious margins, glabrous or nearly so; paleae 6–10 mm long, brown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow or golden yellow, neuter, 6–8, rays 20–30x6–12 mm; disc florets yellow or brown, 3.5–5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes ± dimorphic, the outer obovoid, 4–6.5 mm long, with 2–3 mm long aristae; the inner linear, 13–17 mm long, with two 5–6 mm long barbed aristae; all aristae retrorsely barbed.
Habitat
ld cultivations, roadsides, woodland, wooded grassland, bushland; 500–1800 m
Distribution
K2 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T7 U1 U3

Native to:

Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Bidens lineariloba Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1987 Speke [187], Tanzania K000410622 holotype
Jan 1, 1987 Bax, R.D. [205], Tanzania K000410624
Jan 1, 1987 Bax, R.D. [205], Tanzania K000410623 holotype
Bidgood, S. [5608], Tanzania K000468816

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 29: 99 (1873)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 48: 476 (1993).
  • Oliv. & Hiern, Flora of Tropical Africa 3: 394 (1877).
  • Oliv. in T.L.S. 29: 99, fig. 60 (1872).
  • Sherff in Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 16: 587, fig. 143/g–o (1937).

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