Bidens biternata (Lour.) Merr. & Sherff ex Sherff

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bidens biternata (Lour.) Merr. & Sherff
  • Common name : Gold Cup Silver Plate, Spanish Needles
  • Vernacular name : Magha latenga (Oria); Kandavarekuthi, Snehappullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along waysides in forest and disturbed habitats
  • Comments / notes : As a weed in cultivated lands and wastelands
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 13/12/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-377
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Nigidiforest, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • World Distribution : Asia, Tropical Africa, Indo-Malesia to Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Bidens biternata. Downloaded on 25 August 2019.

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