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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, 30–50(–100) cm high; branches slender, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnate, to 10 cm long, with a filiform rachis and 3–5 filiform segments to 5 cm long, glabrous or sparsely setulose; petiole to 3 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary and terminal; peduncle to 12 cm long; involucre 4–5 mm long; outer phyllaries 8, inner phyllaries reddish brown, glabrous or ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, neuter, 8, rays 15–20x3–4 mm; disc florets brownish-yellow or orange.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, narrowly ellipsoid, striate-sulcate and bristly, graded monomorphic, 6–14 mm long; aristae 2, ± 1 mm long, retrorsely barbed at apex.
Habitat
oodland on rocky outcrop; gregarious in the FZ area; ± 1700 m
Distribution
T4

Native to:

Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Bidens diversa Sherff appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Burtt, B.D. [6269], Zambia K000410651 isotype
Burtt, B.D. [6269], Zambia K000410652 isotype

First published in Bot. Gaz. 76: 159 (1923)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Mesfin in Kew Bulletin 48: 493 (1993).
  • Sherff in Bot. Gaz. 76: 159 (1923)
  • Sherff in Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 16: 329, fig. 75/a,b,d–i (1937).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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