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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to South Sudan and Tanzania.
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 or rarely annual herb 30–135 cm high, usually with several erect stems from the tuberous rootstock, stems little branched, sparsely pilose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple and narrowly elliptic to linear, or pinnately 3–7-lobed to bipinnatifid with linear segments, 3–15 cm long, the leaf or segments 1–6(–15) mm wide, sessile, apex acute, glabrous except for the revolute margins which have 2 rows of short scabrid hairs, rarely leaf scabrid; pseudo-petiole to 7.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula terminal and few in lax cymes; stalks of individual capitula to 12 cm long; involucre 6–13 mm long; outer phyllaries green, 8–16, glabrous to pubescent, the inner 8–13 phyllaries with scarious margins, glabrous or nearly so; paleae thick, yellowish, 6–9 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow to orange, neuter, 8–16, tube 2–2.5 mm long, rays (10–)20–30x(3–)8–12 mm; disc florets yellow to golden yellow, 6–8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, ellipsoid, 4.5–11.5 mm long, strigose; aristae 2, 0.5–2 mm long, divergent, nude or with a few retrorse barbs near the apex.
Figures
Fig. 171 (page 791).
Habitat
rassland or wooded grassland, woodland; 1050–1950(–2400) m
Distribution
K2 K3 K5 T4 U1 U2 U3 U4

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Bidens ugandensis Sherff appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1993 Lugard, E.J. [K4], Kenya K000311743 holotype
Jan 1, 1987 Rogers, F.A. [10046], Congo, DRC K000410538 holotype
Jan 1, 1987 Chandler [939], Uganda K000410561 holotype
Jan 1, 1984 Schweinfurth, G. [27], Ethiopia K000410532 holotype
Scott Elliot, G.F. [7520], Uganda K000410560 isotype
Chater-Jack [324], Kenya K000311742 isotype

First published in Bot. Gaz. 59: 309 (1915)

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. 467 (1974).
  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 218, t. 90 (1994).
  • Lisowski, Asterac. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 157 (1991).
  • Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 48: 466 (1993).
  • Mesfin in Symb. Bot. Upsal. 24, 1: 98, fig. 49, 50 (1984).
  • Sherff in Bot. Gaz. 59: 309 (1915)
  • Sherff in Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 16: 583, fig. 159 (1937).

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