Bidens schimperi Sch. Bip.

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Bidens schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Bidens schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Bidens schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Bidens schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path on slopes above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Bidens schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path on slopes above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Bidens schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path on slopes above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Bidens schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path on slopes above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Bidens schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path on slopes above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Bidens schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path on slopes above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Bidens proxila S. Moore
Bidens punctata Sherff
Bidens schimperi Sch. Bip. var. punctata (S. Moore) Sherff
Bidens schimperi Sch. Bip. var. brachycera Sherff
Bidens schimperi Sch. Bip. var. leiocera Sherff
Bidens schimperi Sch. Bip. var. leptocera Sherff
Common names: Munondo bur-marigold (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb to 1.5 m. Stems ribbed, often purplish more or less densely coverered with long spreading hairs. Leavesw opposite deeply, pinnately divides with lobes elliptic-oblong, often more or less deeply lobed again, particularly on the lower leaves. Capitula golden-yellow, on peduncles up to 15 cm long. Outer involucral bracts 5-10, linear spathulate, 0.4-1.8 cm long, more or less hairy; inner bracts as long or slightly longer, ovate-oblong Rays 5-8, up to 2 cm, yellow. Aristae of achenes retrorsely barbed.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schimperi: named after Wilhelm Schimper, explorer and collector, particularly in Ethiopia.
Habitat: Woodland, grassland, sometimes a weed of disturbed places
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and West to Angola and Namibia.
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Saturday 4 July 2015
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.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 6.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 206. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 139, plates 180 & 181

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 31.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 198.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 23 - 24.

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bidens schimperi
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Bidens schimperi
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bidens schimperi
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bidens schimperi
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bidens schimperi
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bidens schimperi
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bidens schimperi
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Bidens schimperi
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bidens schimperi
Ispot Southern Africa: Bidens schimperi
JSTOR Plant Science: Bidens schimperi
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bidens schimperi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bidens schimperi
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bidens schimperi
Tropicos: Bidens schimperi


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: Species information: Bidens schimperi.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160660, retrieved 24 November 2017

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