Bidens acuticaulis Sherff
var. acuticaulis

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Bidens acuticaulis var. acuticaulis

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mafone Camp: Junction of Mafone and Lodge road across Musamfushi river.

Bidens acuticaulis var. acuticaulis

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Widerness Area, Mayense Camp: Along driveway at base of lodge rock.

Bidens acuticaulis var. acuticaulis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE, Lusaka East Forest Reserve, Lusaka E 15 km, PFA #27, south end.

Bidens acuticaulis var. acuticaulis

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Bidens paupercula Sherff var. paupercula
Bidens paupercula Sherff
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Annual herb up to 80 cm. tall. Leaves 3-foliolate or pinnate, the leaflets narrowly linear to filiform. Capitula solitary, terminal on long slender peduncles. Outer involucral bracts 4-9, often recurved or reflexed, linear, up to 8 mm. long. Ligule of ray-florets yellow, up to c. 1 cm. long (sometimes rudimentary or absent). Achenes dark brown, c. 2 cm. long, ± compressed, narrowly linear with a distinct beak.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, D. R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N
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Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 802 - 803.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 82. (Includes a picture).

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

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Page 22. as Bidens paupercula var. paupercula

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Bidens acuticaulis var. acuticaulis., retrieved 18 April 2024

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