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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, up to 1.5 m high; stems several from the thickened or tuberous rootstock, hardly branched, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate in outline, deeply pinnatipartite with 3–7 segments or bipinnatipartite, simple in upper leaves, 4–10(–18) cm long, 2–7 cm wide, leaf segments linear, thick, 1.5–7 mm wide, margins scabrid or pubescent and slightly revolute, apex acute or mucronate; petiole to 5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula 1–3 at apex of branches; stalks of individual capitula to 15 cm long; involucre 8–13 mm long; outer phyllaries 8–10, green, pilose at base, inner phyllaries 8–9, yellow with a red stripe, glabrous but for the apex; paleae to 10 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets orange or golden yellow, neuter, 8–9, tube ± 3 mm long, pubescent, rays 20–35x10–14 mm; disc florets pale cream yellow, sparsely pubescent near base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, narrowly obovoid, 6–7 mm long, narrowly callose-thickened, pilose; aristae 2, to 2 mm long, nude or sparsely antrorsely barbed.
Habitat
oodland, grassland; 1050–2550 m
Distribution
T4 T7

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia

Bidens ochracea Sherff appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1983 Ward, E.T. [U31], Tanzania K000410562 Unknown type material
Bidgood, S. [5654], Tanzania K000468770

First published in Bot. Gaz. 76: 158 (1923)

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: 465 (1993).
  • Sherff in Bot. Gaz. 76: 158, fig. 3 (1923).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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