Bidens rubicundula Sherff

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Bidens rubicundula

Annual herb in miombo woodland;
Chipawa Village;
Apr 2012
Photo: Mike Bingham

Bidens rubicundula

Kalumbila, Enterprise Mine
Apr 2016
Photo: Mike Bingham

Bidens rubicundula

Annual herb in miombo woodland;
Chipawa Village;
Apr 2012
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Frequency: restricted distribution
Status: Native
Annual herb to 0.6 m. tall. Leaves typically deeply 3-lobed. Capitula terminal and solitary or laxly corymbose. Involucre deep purple. Ligules of ray-florets pendulous, pink or more rarely white 5-6, up to 3 cm. long. Achenes 10-13 mm. long.
Type location:
Zambia, Mufumbwe (Chizera)
Notes: Recorded for Zambia in Phiri (2005).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Miombo woodland
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Worldwide distribution: Regional: Recorded only from Northwestern Province of Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Monday 25 July 2016

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

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 15 - 16.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bidens rubicundula
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bidens rubicundula
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bidens rubicundula
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bidens rubicundula
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Wikipedia: Bidens rubicundula

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Bidens rubicundula., retrieved 20 June 2024

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