Bidens pinnatipartita (O. Hoffm.) Willd.

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Bidens pinnatipartita

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens pinnatipartita

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens pinnatipartita

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens pinnatipartita

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens pinnatipartita

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens pinnatipartita

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens pinnatipartita

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens pinnatipartita

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Bidens pinnatipartita

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Coreopsis lupulina O.Hoffm.
Coreopsis pinnatipartita O.Hoffm.
Coreopsis whytei S.Moore
Guizotia bidentoides Oliv. & Hiern
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb or soft-wooded shrub 0.5–3 m high, usually with several stems from a thick rootstock, often tinged reddish. Leaves pinnatisect to pinnatipartite, ovate in outline, 6–19 cm long and wide, leaf segments narrowly ovate or ovate, pubescent above, pubescent to densely hairy beneath; margins serrate to deeply lobed; petiole to 50 mm long. Capitula solitary or up to 5 together; stalks of individual capitula to 3 cm long; involucre cylindric, 7–15 mm long; outer phyllaries leafy, reflexed at anthesis, 7–15 mm long, pubescent to densely hairy, inner phyllaries yellow, 7–16 mm long, spreading, pubescent. Rays 6–13, 23–30 mm long, yellow; disc florets yellow or orange-yellow, 5.5–8 mm long. Achenes shiny dark brown or black, obovoid, 4.5–7 mm long, hairless; pappus usually absent, rarely with two entire or distally barbed yellow aristae to 2.5 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pinnatipartita: with the leaf divided almost to the midvein and forming pinnate lobes.
Habitat: In high altitude grassland and scrub and on roadsides.
Altitude range: 1500 - 2400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 19 September 2018
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 166 - 167. (Includes a picture).

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 547.

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.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 29.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 28.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 28.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 51.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 18 - 19.

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Flora of Malawi: Bidens pinnatipartita
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bidens pinnatipartita
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bidens pinnatipartita
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bidens pinnatipartita
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bidens pinnatipartita
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Bidens pinnatipartita.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170720, retrieved 30 October 2020

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