Bidens bipinnata L.

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Bidens bipinnata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka game reserve

Bidens bipinnata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pokoteke Gorge, near Masvingo

Bidens bipinnata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pokoteke Gorge, near Masvingo

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Synonyms:
Common names: Spanish blackjack (English)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Introduced
Description:
Annual herb. It differs from the somewhat similar Bidens pilosa in the more finely divided leaves with narrowly lanceolate leaflets, and the yellow ray-florets.
Notes: Not mentioned for the Flora Zambesiaca area at all in Wild's account of the genus in Kirkia 6(1), pp. 13-34, which was published in 1967. However, there are (Mesfin Tadesse, pers. comm., 2013) specimens in Kew and SRGH from Gwelo District in 1966 and Bulawayo, 1974. The species has spread rapidly in disturbed places since that time.
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Habitat: In disturbed places.
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Worldwide distribution: Originating in Europe and Asia, now a cosmopolitan weed.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 14 July 2012
Literature:

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


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bidens bipinnata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164390, retrieved 28 August 2016

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