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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.
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, 1–2 m high, with tuberous rootstock; stem 4-angled, pilose to glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate in outline, simple to pinnately 3–5-lobed, 4–22 cm long, 3–15 cm wide, margins coarsely crenate to irregularly lobed, apex acute, hispid to glabrous; petiole to 50 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal, solitary or in few-headed cymes; involucre 8–17 mm long; outer phyllaries 6–12, green, pubescent and inner phyllaries 8–10, pilose, appearing longer in fruit; paleae 8–10 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow or orange, neuter, 8–13, tube puberulous, rays 15–45 mm long, 5–10 mm wide; disc florets yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes brown, oblong, 9–11 mm long, flat, setulose; aristae 2, 1–3 mm long, usually with a few antrorse barbs near the base, otherwise nude.
Habitat
ough grassland; ± 1650 m
Distribution
T4

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Bidens oblonga (Sherff) Wild appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1987 Teague, A.J. [226], Zimbabwe K000410666 holotype
Jan 1, 1987 Richards [1546], Zambia K000410668 holotype
Jan 1, 1987 Richards [1546], Zambia K000410669 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1987 Bullock, A.A. [2740], Tanzania K000410670 holotype
Jan 1, 1987 [Unknown] [191], Malawi K000410671 holotype
Jan 1, 1965 Cosson, A. [106], Zambia K000410667 holotype

First published in Kirkia 6: 30 (1967)

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: 455 (1993).
  • Wild in Kirkia 6: 30 (1967).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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