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Useful Tropical Plants

Bidens schimperi

Sch.Bip. ex Walp.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Bidens acutiloba Sherff

Bidens grantii stapfioides Sherff

Bidens microcarpa Sherff

Bidens prolix S.Moore

Bidens punctata Sherff

Coreopsis exaristata O.Hoffm.

Common Name:

Bidens schimperi

General Information

Bidens schimperi is an erect or straggling, much-branched, annual plant growing up to about 1 metre tall[
398
Title
Edible Wild Plants of Tanzania
Publication
 
Author
Ruffo, C.K.: Birnie, A. & Tengnas, B.
Publisher
Regional Land Management Unit; Nairobi.
Year
2002
ISBN
9966-896-60-0
Description
A very well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line drawings of each plant, a description, habitat and range, non-food as well as food uses, plus basic information on growing the plants.
].
The edible leaves are sometimes gathered from the wild for local use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

East tropical Africa - Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Habitat

Dry grassland, black-cotton soil, old cultivation, Brachystegia woodland in grassy glades, overgrazed or recently burnt soils, at elevations up to 2,400 metres[
398
Title
Edible Wild Plants of Tanzania
Publication
 
Author
Ruffo, C.K.: Birnie, A. & Tengnas, B.
Publisher
Regional Land Management Unit; Nairobi.
Year
2002
ISBN
9966-896-60-0
Description
A very well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line drawings of each plant, a description, habitat and range, non-food as well as food uses, plus basic information on growing the plants.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height1.00 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked[
398
Title
Edible Wild Plants of Tanzania
Publication
 
Author
Ruffo, C.K.: Birnie, A. & Tengnas, B.
Publisher
Regional Land Management Unit; Nairobi.
Year
2002
ISBN
9966-896-60-0
Description
A very well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line drawings of each plant, a description, habitat and range, non-food as well as food uses, plus basic information on growing the plants.
]. Eaten as a vegetable, they are collected, chopped and cooked alone or mixed with other vegetables such as peas, pumpkin leaves or mnavu (Solanum nigrum). Coconut milk or groundnut paste, tomatoes and onions may be added in order to make it more palatable[
398
Title
Edible Wild Plants of Tanzania
Publication
 
Author
Ruffo, C.K.: Birnie, A. & Tengnas, B.
Publisher
Regional Land Management Unit; Nairobi.
Year
2002
ISBN
9966-896-60-0
Description
A very well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line drawings of each plant, a description, habitat and range, non-food as well as food uses, plus basic information on growing the plants.
].

Medicinal

The roots are used to treat coughs and colds[
398
Title
Edible Wild Plants of Tanzania
Publication
 
Author
Ruffo, C.K.: Birnie, A. & Tengnas, B.
Publisher
Regional Land Management Unit; Nairobi.
Year
2002
ISBN
9966-896-60-0
Description
A very well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line drawings of each plant, a description, habitat and range, non-food as well as food uses, plus basic information on growing the plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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