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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb 0.3–1.2 m high or long; stems several to many from thickened rootstock, much branched, often straggling, reddish or pale purple, ± glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate in outline, pinnatifid, up to 6 cm long, up to 4.5 cm wide, with 3–7 coriaceous linear segments to 4x0.2 cm, margins scabrid in upper part, apex callose-acute to acuminate; petiole to 2 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in lax terminal corymbose cymes; involucre 5–9 mm long; outer phyllaries 6–12, green with pale margins, glabrous or pubescent; inner phyllaries yellow-orange, 6–8.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, neuter, 8, rays 3.7–11(–13)x1.2–2.5 mm, tube to 2.3 mm long; disc florets yellow, tubular, 3.4–5.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, narrowly obovoid, 3–5 mm long; aristae yellow, 2(–4), 1.5–3 mm long, antrorsely barbed or rarely smooth.
Habitat
rassland on rocky hillsides, secondary bushland, forest clearings, thicket edges, often on rocky slopes; 1800–2900 m
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 T3 U1

Native to:

Burundi, Ethiopia

Bidens flagellata (Sherff) Mesfin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Symb. Bot. Upsal. 24: 94 (1984)

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 (1994).
  • Lisowski, Asterac. Afr. Centr.: 162 (1991).
  • Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 48: 473 (1993).
  • Mesfin in Symb. Bot. Upsal. 24: 94, fig. 47 (1984).

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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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