9237.000 Bidens L.

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005) Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa

Wild, H. (1967) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) 1-62

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite, divided or compound, namely 2-3-pinnatisect, 3-foliolate or pinnate. Leaflets or lobes varying from linear to broadly ovate. Capitula usually radiate. Phyllaries in 2 series; outer herbaceous, inner usually scarious. Receptacular scales present. Ray florets neuter, sometimes 0; disk florets bisexual. Rays yellow, orange, golden, white or 0. Achenes bilaterally flattened or 3-4(-5)-angled, linear to broadly obovate; margin often thickened or winged. Pappus of 0-5 barbed (forwardly or backwardly) bristles.

Worldwide: 340 species, cosmopolitan, most in the New World but 63 species in Africa.

Mozambique: 10 taxa.

Bidens biternata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acuticaulis Sherff var. acuticaulis NDescription, Image
biternata (Lour.) Merr. & SherffN,MS,MDescription, Image
diversa SherffN
kilimandscharica (O. Hoffm.) SherffN,MS
kirkii (Oliv. & Hiern) SherffZ
pilosa L.N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
pinnatipartita (O. Hoffm.) Willd.N,Z
schimperi Sch. Bip.N,T,MSDescription, Image
steppia (Steetz) Sherff var. garusonis SherffMS
steppia (Steetz) Sherff var. steppia N,Z,T

Other sources of information about Bidens:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Bidens
Flora of Caprivi: Bidens
Flora of Malawi: Bidens
Flora of Zambia: Bidens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bidens
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bidens

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bidens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bidens
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bidens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bidens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bidens

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Bidens.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1532, retrieved 13 December 2017

Site software last modified: 26 December 2016 8:46pm
Terms of use