Bidens ochracea (O. Hoffm.) Sherff

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Bidens ochracea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens ochracea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens ochracea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens ochracea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens ochracea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens ochracea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Coreopsis cosmophylla Sherff
Coreopsis ochracea O. Hoffm.
Coreopsis ochraceoides Sherff
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 1.5 m tall, growing from a thickened tuberous rootstock. Leaves ovate in outline, 4-10 cm long and 2-7 cm wide, deeply divided into 3-7 narrowly linear segments; margins pubescent or scabrid, slightly rolled under; petiole up to 5 cm long, clsping the stem at the base. Capitula 1-3 terminal at the branches, on stalks up to 15 cm long. Involucre 8-13 mm long; outer bracts 8-10, green, hairy at the base; inner bracts 8-9, yellow with a reddish stripe, hairless excpet for the apex. Ray florets 20-35 mm long, orange or golden yellow; diskflorets pale creamy-yellow. Achenes narrowly obovoid, 6-7 mm long, black, with 2 aristae up to 2 mm long, sometimes sparsely barbed.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes: Recorded for Zambia in Phiri (2005).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland and woodland.
Altitude range: 1050 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,E
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Content last updated: Thursday 9 May 2019
Literature:

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 789 - 790.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 84.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 28.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 28 - 29.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Bidens ochracea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=217250, retrieved 8 February 2023

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