African Plant Database

Cosmos bipinnatus Cav.
Protologue : Icon. (Cavanilles) 1: 10, t. 14 (1791)
Information on the genus : Cosmos
Status for NA : accepted (weed)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cosmos formosa Bonato
=Bidens formosa (Bonato) Sch. Bip.
=*Bidens bipinnata Baill. (1882) non L.
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual- Herb- Ht 0.4 - 2.5 m. Alt up to 2000 m. Distribution: FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kirkia 6[1]: 13-34 (1967).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 96747
Record n°96747
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