Bidens chrysantha

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Bidens chrysantha (Greenm.) O.E.Schulz

Asteraceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

 

Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Bidens chrysantha is a climber.

Naming

Bidens chrysantha was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1836.

Taxonomy

Bidens chrysantha is a species in the genus Bidens which contains approximately 276 to 334 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family). The type species of the genus is Bidens tripartita.

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Bidens chrysantha is deciduous. The leaves are opposite.

Flowers and Fruits

Bidens chrysantha produces many-stellate flowers that are arranged in cymes.

The climbers produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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