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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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).

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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Flora of Malawi: Bidens acuticaulis var. acuticaulis
Flora of Zambia: Bidens acuticaulis var. acuticaulis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bidens acuticaulis
African Plant Database: Bidens acuticaulis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Bidens acuticaulis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bidens acuticaulis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bidens acuticaulis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bidens acuticaulis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bidens acuticaulis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bidens acuticaulis
JSTOR Plant Science: Bidens acuticaulis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bidens acuticaulis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bidens acuticaulis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bidens acuticaulis
Tropicos: Bidens acuticaulis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Bidens acuticaulis var. acuticaulis., retrieved 16 July 2018

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