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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Ethiopia and Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, 0.6–2 m high, stems erect, several from a woody rootstock, ± glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or ternate, sessile and simple, sometimes deeply lobed or pinnately 3-lobed, 3–22 cm long, 0.6–4 cm wide, base cuneate to cordate, margins crenate, serrate, deeply toothed or lobed, apex acute, with 2 lines of scabrid hairs on margins, otherwise scabrid to glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula few in lax terminal cymes; stalks of individual capitula to 8 cm long; involucre 5–22 mm long; outer phyllaries 11–30, green, inner phyllaries 13–15, orange, all pubescent outside; paleae yellow, 4–9 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow to orange-yellow, pistillate and fertile, 12–15, tube 1.5–2.3 mm long, rays 14–30 mm long; disc florets yellow, 3–5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black or brown, ellipsoid, 3–6.4 mm long; aristae 2, 0.5–4 mm long, antrorsely barbed.
Habitat
rassland, bushland, forest clearings and margins, ruderal; 1500–2700 m
Distribution
K3 K5 T1 U1 U2

Native to:

Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Bidens ternata (Chiov.) Sherff appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Gaz. 90: 391 (1930)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 217, t. 90 (1994).
  • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 168 (1991).
  • Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 48: 467 (1993).
  • Mesfin in Symb. Bot. Upsal. 24, 1: 72, fig. 36, 37 (1984).
  • Sherff in Bot. Gaz. 90: 391 (1930)
  • Sherff in Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 16: 626, fig. 187 (1937).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0