Genus:
Bidens L.

Bidens odora (Sherff) T.G.J.Rayner

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub 1.2 m high; stems erect, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves bipinnatisect, 2–7 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, segments filiform to linear, 0.4–1 mm wide, apex acute, glabrescent; petiole to 25 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in lax terminal cymes; peduncle 1–3 cm long; involucre 5–7 mm long; outer phyllaries 8, glabrous or nearly so, inner phyllaries 7–8; paleae pale brown, 5–6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, 7–8, rays 12–15 mm long; disc florets yellow, 5–5.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes grey or black, oblong-obovoid, 4–4.5 mm long, outer surface hispid, inner glabrous, with corky wings; aristae 2, yellow, 2–2.5 mm long, densely antrorsely barbed.
Habitat
rassland; ± 2200 m
Distribution
known from only the type T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Bidens odora (Sherff) T.G.J.Rayner appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1989 Semsei [1655], Tanzania K000410620 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1989 Semsei [1655], Tanzania K000410621 isotype Yes

First published in Phytologia 72: 101 (1992)

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: 477 (1993).
  • T.G.J.Rayner in Phytologia 72: 101 (1992).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0