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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Guatemala. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb 0.4–1.8 m high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, the upper alternate, elliptic in outline, pinnatisect with narrowly winged midrib, to 20 cm long, glabrous and glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary, on long stalks which are thickened near the apex; involucre 12–20 mm long; phyllaries 5–8, connate, glabrous except for apex, glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets 5–8, golden yellow, the ray 10–25 mm long; disc florets many, 10–16 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, 7–10 mm long; pappus of 1–2 setae 6–12 mm long and 3–4 scales 3–5 mm long.
Habitat
Lake shore or by streams; 750–2100 m
Distribution
T3 T4 T6 ‘African marigold’, widely cultivated and sometimes naturalizedoriginally from the Americas

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Distribution
Cultivated ornamental at least in N1 (Hargeysa) native in Mexico but now widely grown in tropical as well as temperate regions.
Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, up to 1 m high or more; stems branched mainly in upper part, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves imparipinnate, 5–15 x 3–5 cm, with 9–17 linear-lanceolate serrate leaflets, with sunken glands near margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary at ends of branches; peduncles 2–10 cm long, hollow and inflated in upper part; involucre broad, campanulate, 15–25 mm long, with sunken glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, usually 5–8, the ray 10–25 mm long; disk florets many, 10–16 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, 7–10 mm long, glabrous or shortly pubescent on the margins; pappus of shorter scales 3–6 mm long and one or a few longer ones up to 12 mm.

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Cultivated in Colombia.
Ecology
Alt. 0 - 3000 m.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 3000 m.; Andes, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, arbusto

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Annual to 80 cm high; whole plant aromatic.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, the upper alternate, elliptic in outline, pinnatisect with narrowly winged midrib, to 20 cm long, glabrous and glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula loosely corymbose, on long stalks which are thickened near the apex; involucre 15–20 mm long; phyllaries 5–7, connate, glabrous except for apex, glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets yellow, orange or reddish, the ray 5–15 mm long; disc florets many, 10–16 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, 7–10 mm long; pappus of 1–2 setae 6–10 mm long and 3–4 scales 3–5 mm long.
Habitat
Ruderal sites; 700–?1500 m
Distribution
K3 K4 T3 T4 T5 ‘French marigold’originally from Central America, widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized

[UPB]
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016, Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Guatemala, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

Introduced into:

Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bulgaria, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Chad, Colombia, Connecticut, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, France, Galápagos, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Illinois, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jawa, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Korea, Krym, Laccadive Is., Laos, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Madeira, Marianas, Marshall Is., Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Missouri, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New York, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niue, North Carolina, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Norway, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Pakistan, Panamá, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Rodrigues, Romania, Réunion, Sicilia, South Carolina, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

English
Marigold
Spanish
Flor de muerto, ruda, osa de muerto, clavelina.

Tagetes erecta L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 2008 Ambriansyah, A. et al. [3102], Kalimantan K000512338
Mar 1, 1993 Sant'Ana, S.C. [223], Bahia K000053768
Bautista, H.P. [359], Bahia K000053767
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3202] K001118778
Heringer, E.P. [17005], Brazil K001103967
s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil K001103972
Hoehne, W. [s.n.], Brazil K001103988
s.coll. [408], Brazil K001103970
Heringer, E.P. [17005], Brazil K001103966
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3202] K001118779
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 3202], Nepal K001118777
Vieira, R.F. [61], Brazil K001103968
Heringer, E.P. [15843], Brazil K001103969
Balée, W.L. [CG66], Brazil K001103964
Hall [69] K001103971
Hoehne, W. [s.n.], Brazil K001103973
King, R.M. [8173], Bahia K000053766
s.coll. [409], Brazil K001103989
Jan 1, 1983 Pringle, C.G. [2488], Jalisco Tagetes heterocarpha K000502355 Unknown type material
Lombardi, J.A. [2769], Brazil Tagetes patula K001103929
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3203] Tagetes patula K001118781
s.coll. [Cat. no. 3203] Tagetes patula K001118780

First published in Sp. Pl.: 887 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee in Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2006). Asteraceae Flora of North America North of Mexico 21: 1-616. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Funk, V.A., P.E.Berry, S.Alexander, T.H.Hollowell & C.L.Kelloff (2007). Checklist of the Plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana) Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 55: 1-584.
  • GCC in GCC (2011). Global Compositae Checklist Global Compositae Checklist http://compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz/.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2015). Flora of Oman 3: 1-386. National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Meise.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Edmondson, J.R. & Hind, D.J.N. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Iraq 6: 1-458. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera, C. & Zamora, N. (eds.) (2020). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 4(1): 1-904. Missouri Botanical Garden Press.
  • Kharkevich, S.S. (ed.) (1992). Plantae Vasculares Orientalis Extremi Sovietici 6: 1-428. Nauka, Leningrad.
  • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.
  • Probatova, N.S. & al. (2006). Flora Rossiiskogo Dal'nego Vostoka. Dopolneniya i izmeneniya k izdaniyu Sosudistye rasteniya sovetskogo Dal'nego Vostoka t. 1-8 (1985-1996): 1-454. Russian academy of sciences Far Eastern branch.
  • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 3: 1-978. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
  • Urziceanu, M. & al. (2020). Updated list of non-native ornamental plants in Romania Contributii Botanice Universitatea "Babes-Bolyai" din Cluj-Napoca 55: 59-82.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2011). Asteraceae Flora of China 20-21: 1-992. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
  • von Raab-Straube, E. (ed.) (2011). Compositae. Euro+Med Plantbase The Euro+Med PlantBase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/query.asp.

Literature

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humbodlt (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Castro, C. (Proveedor de metadatos), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). Versión 11.0. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014
  • Kew Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) https://www.kew.org/science/data-and-resources/tools-and-services/medicinal-plant-names-services in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2020). https://www.jstor.org/stable/26958715 epublication.
  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Florence, J., Waldren, S. & Chepstow-Lusty, A.J. (1995). The flora of the Pitcairn islands: a review Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 56: 79-119.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2015). Flora of Oman 3: 1-386. National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Meise.
  • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Probatova, N.S. & al. (2006). Flora Rossiiskogo Dal'nego Vostoka. Dopolneniya i izmeneniya k izdaniyu Sosudistye rasteniya sovetskogo Dal'nego Vostoka t. 1-8 (1985-1996): 1-454. Russian academy of sciences Far Eastern branch.
  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 3: 1-978. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • D.J.N. Hind in Fl. Masc. 109: 224, t. 78 (1993).
  • L., Sp. Pl.: 887 (1753).
  • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 642 (1985).

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Flora of Somalia
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