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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Kenya.
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 subshrub 1–2(–3) m high, erect, with several stems from a thickened rootstock; stems sparsely hispid.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate in outline, pinnatipartite to rarely bipinnatisect, up to 14 cm long, up to 9 cm wide, the primary segments ovate to narrowly lanceolate, margins serrate, hispid all over, rarely glabrous but for the margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in few-headed lax terminal cymes; stalks of individual capitula to 12 cm long; involucre 5–11 mm long; outer phyllaries 9–13, green, pubescent, inner phyllaries 9–15, light brown, puberulous; paleae 5–8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, pistillate and fertile, 11–13, tube 1–2.4 mm long, rays 13–27 mm long; disc florets 3.8–5.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black or grey, 3.4–6 mm long, strigose; aristae 2, 0.3–2.1 mm long, antrorsely barbed, sometimes falling early.
Habitat
ot given for East African specimens, in Ethiopia on rocky mountain slopes, forest margins, river-banks; 2250–2800 m
Distribution
K1 K3 K5

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya

Bidens rueppellii (Sch.Bip.) Sherff appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1987 Diespecker [s.n.] K000311740 holotype
Jan 1, 1983 Schimper [329], Ethiopia K000410530 holotype
Jan 1, 1983 Diespecker [s.n.] K000311739
Jan 1, 1983 Battiscombe, E. [945], Kenya K000311737 holotype
Jan 1, 1983 Diespecker [s.n.] K000311741
Diespecker [s.n.] K000311738 Unknown type material

First published in Bot. Gaz. 90: 389 (1930)

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. 466 (1974).
  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 218 (1994).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg.) p. 1141 (1967).
  • Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 48: 469 (1993).
  • Mesfin in Symb. Bot. Upsal. 24, 1: 81, fig. 42 (1984)
  • Sherff in Bot. Gaz. 90: 389 (1930)
  • Sherff in Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 16: 616, fig. 181 (1937).

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