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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania 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 or soft-wooded shrub 0.5–3 m high (once described as a tree of 4.5 m); stems usually several from a thick rootstock, often tinged reddish, tomentose to glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, pinnatisect to pinnatipartite, ovate in outline, 6–19 cm long, 6–19 cm wide, leaf segments narrowly ovate or ovate, margins serrate to deeply lobed, pubescent above, pubescent to tomentose beneath; petiole to 50 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary or up to 5 together; stalks of individual capitula to 3 cm long; involucre cylindric, 7–15 mm long; outer phyllaries leafy, reflexed at anthesis, 7–15 mm long, pubescent to tomentose, inner phyllaries yellow, 7–16 mm long, spreading, pubescent; paleae 6–15 mm long, usually with 3–6 purple lines.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, neuter, 6–13, tube 3–3.3 mm long, pubescent, rays 23–30 mm long, to 14 mm wide; disc florets yellow or orange-yellow, 5.5–8 mm long, sparsely puberulous in lower parts.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes shiny dark brown or black, obovoid, 4.5–7 mm long, glabrous; pappus usually absent, rarely with two entire or distally barbed yellow aristae to 2.5 mm long.
Habitat
orest margins, bushland, bushed grassland, secondary bushland; 1500–2400 m
Distribution
T3 T7 T8

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia

Bidens pinnatipartita (O.Hoffm.) Wild appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1983 Goetze, W. [1069], Tanzania K000410578 isolectotype
Jan 1, 1983 Goetze, W. [1041], Tanzania K000410579 Unknown type material
Meller, C.J. [s.n.], Malawi K001092339 syntype
Buchanan, J. [380], Malawi K001092340 syntype
Meller, C.J. [s.n.], Malawi K001092338 lectotype

First published in Kirkia 6: 18 (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: 449 (1993).
  • Wild in Kirkia 6: 18 (1967).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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