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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb (sometimes annual?), procumbent or prostrate or scrambling with ascending shoots, 25–120 cm high; stems glabrous or pilose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate in outline, pinnately or sub-bipinnately compound, 1.5–8 cm long, 1–5.5 cm wide, segments ± linear and 1–3.5 mm wide, acute, glabrous or pilose, aromatic-glandular; pseudopetiole to 13 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula few in lax terminal cymes; stalks of individual capitula to 15 cm long; involucre 3–5 mm long; outer phyllaries 5–8, widened and hairy at apex, green with dark red centre, inner phyllaries 6–8, oblong, orange-brown with scarious margins; paleae orange-brown, 4–4.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets bright yellow, neuter, 8, rays 10–12 mm long; disc florets orange-yellow, 3.5–4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes dark brown or black, compressed, graded monomorphic, setose, 3–4 mm long (outer) or 7–10 mm long (inner); aristae 2, 1–2 mm long, retrorsely barbed near the apex.
Habitat
rassland, riverine, forest margins, secondary bushland (?always in dry forest zone?); (300–)1700–2400 m
Distribution
K1 K3 K4 K6 K7 T2 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Bidens whytei Sherff appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1987 Brodhurst-Hill [215], Kenya K000311736 holotype
Jan 1, 1987 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Kenya K000311735 holotype

First published in Bot. Gaz. 76: 145 (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: 470 (1993).
  • Sherff in Bot. Gaz. 76: 145 (1923)
  • Sherff in Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 16: 564, fig. 148/a–g (1937).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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