Calendula L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 921 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Europe to W. Himalaya, Macaronesia, Medit. to Sahara and Arabian Peninsula.


Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Chad, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, West Himalaya, Western Sahara, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Assam, Belarus, Bolivia, Borneo, British Columbia, California, Central European Rus, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Connecticut, Cook Is., Costa Rica, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Hainan, Honduras, India, Ireland, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kazakhstan, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Maine, Malaya, Manchuria, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Southeast, Michigan, Myanmar, Nepal, New Hampshire, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Primorye, Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, South Australia, South European Russi, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Victoria, Vietnam, Washington, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Xinjiang


Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

  • Caltha Mill. in Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4.: [s.p.] (1754), nom. illeg.


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1893 Stilwell, P. Gibraltar K002665953 No
321 Malta K002665983 No
Meikle [2576a] Cyprus K:SPC-47004.000 No
Meikle [2578] Cyprus K:SPC-47001.000 No
Vidal; Lopez [s.n.] Morocco K000307200 Unknown Type Material Yes
Meikle [25766] Cyprus K:SPC-46999.000 No


  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.