Bidens lineariloba Oliv.

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Bidens lineariloba

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road at start of Chisanga trail, Nyika National Park.

Bidens lineariloba

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road at start of Chisanga trail, Nyika National Park.

Bidens lineariloba

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road at start of Chisanga trail, Nyika National Park.

Bidens lineariloba

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road at start of Chisanga trail, Nyika National Park.

Bidens lineariloba

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road at start of Chisanga trail, Nyika National Park.

Bidens lineariloba

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kaperepeza road at start of Chisanga trail, Nyika National Park.

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Synonyms: Bidens lineariloba Oliv. var. deminuata Sherff
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Branched annual herb, up to 1.5 m high. Leaves 4-16 cm long, 2-3 times irregularly divided into linear segments. Capitula in lax terminal heads on peduncles up to 80 mm long. Ray-florets 5-8, 2-3 cm long, yellow. Disc florets yellow to brown.
Type location:
Notes: In Zambia apparently only on the Nyika Plateau.
Derivation of specific name: lineariloba: with linear lobes, referring to the divisions on the leaves.
Habitat: In rocky grassland and woodland on mountain slopes, sometimes in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: Up to 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC,Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 9 March 2019
Literature:

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.

Tadesse, M. (1993). An Account of Bidens (Compositae: Heliantheae) for Africa Kew Bulletin 48(3) Pages 476 - 477.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bidens lineariloba
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bidens lineariloba
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JSTOR Plant Science: Bidens lineariloba
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bidens lineariloba
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bidens lineariloba
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bidens lineariloba
Tropicos: Bidens lineariloba


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Bidens lineariloba.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=231390, retrieved 21 March 2019

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