Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: S. B.C. to Que. and N.S., south to OR, nw. MT, Man., MO, and NJ.; perhaps introduced in B.C., WA, OR, and MT. Peripheral.

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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Perennials (perhaps flowering first year) to 200+ cm (aquatics). Leaves sessile; submersed blades multifid (2–3+-pinnatisect), ultimate lobes filiform, mostly 0.1–0.3 mm diam.; aerial blades ovate to lanceolate, 10–45+ × 5–20+ mm, bases cuneate, margins pectinately incised to serrate or entire, not ciliate, apices obtuse to acuminate or attenuate, faces glabrous. Heads usually borne singly. Peduncles (10–)20–100 mm. Calyculi of 5–6 usually spreading, oblong to obovate bractlets 5–8 mm, margins entire, not ciliate, abaxial faces usually glabrous. Involucres ± hemispheric, 7–12 × 12–15 mm. Phyllaries 7–8+, ovate, 7–10 mm. Ray florets 8; laminae yellow, 10–15 mm. Disc florets 10–30+; corollas pale yellow, 5–6 mm. Cypselae (outer and inner ± alike) yellowish to greenish brown, nearly terete or weakly 4-angled, ± linear, 10–15 mm, margins not barbed or ciliate, apices truncate, faces smooth or ± striate, glabrous; pappi of 2(–6) divergent to patent, retrorsely barbed (on distal 1/4 or so) awns 13–25(–40) mm. 2n = 26.
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Diagnostic Description

B. BECKII is the only truly aquatic member of the Asteraceae in our area. It is readily distinguished by its aster-like flowers and dimorphic emergent and submergent leaves.

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Synonym

Megalodonta beckii (Torrey ex Sprengel) Greene
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Type Information

Holotype for Megalodonta beckii var. oregonensis Sherff
Catalog Number: US 380201
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): F. V. Coville & E. I. Applegate
Year Collected: 1897
Locality: Buck Lake., Klamath, Oregon, United States, North America
  • Holotype: Sherff, E. E. 1936. Bot. Gaz. 97: 609.
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Holotype for Megalodonta beckii var. oregonensis Sherff
Catalog Number: US 380200
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): F. V. Coville & E. I. Applegate
Year Collected: 1897
Locality: Buck Lake., Klamath, Oregon, United States, North America
  • Holotype: Sherff, E. E. 1936. Bot. Gaz. 97: 609.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Persistence: PERENNIAL

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bidens beckii

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: TNR - Not Yet Ranked

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National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: T4 - Apparently Secure

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Notes

Comments

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Kartesz (1999) considers this taxon a synonym within the species.

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