Bidens urceolata De Wild.

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Bidens urceolata

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

Bidens urceolata

Kalumbila, Enterprise Mine
Apr 2016
Photo: Mike Bingham

Bidens urceolata

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

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Synonyms: Bidens leptolepis Sherff
Common names:
Frequency: Fairly widespread and very locally common
Status: Native
Annual herb to 70 cm. tall. Capitula solitary and terminal or laxly corymbose. Ligule of ray florets crimson (drying deep purple) or pink (drying pale purple).
Type location:
DRC, Katanga
Notes: Recorded for Zambia in Phiri (2005).
Conservation Status: Fairly widespread and very locally common; probably near threatened
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Miombo woodland
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Regional: Zambia, D. R. Congo
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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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) Page 16.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bidens urceolata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bidens urceolata
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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 urceolata., retrieved 19 July 2024

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