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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Subtropical America.
Tagetes erecta

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, strongly aromatic when crushed
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or alternate, usually pinnate, sometimes simple, gland-dotted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary or in dense corymbs, terminal, heterogamous; phyllaries in a single row (rarely in 2 rows), the margins connate, glandular; receptacle epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets few, in a single series, female; style branches filiform; disc florets few to many, bisexual; anthers with an acute appendix at apex, style branches subacute and pilose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes black, narrowly cylindrical; pappus of 1–3 setae and 7–9 much shorter scales with ciliate margins.

[FSOM]

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

Distribution
Some 40 species in tropical and warm temperate America.
Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, glandular
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite near base of plant, alternate higher up
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary or in leafy cymes, heterogamous; involucre of connate bracts; receptacle epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets few, functionally female, fertile; disk florets bisexual, fertile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes often flattened; pappus of 3–10 small scales.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Chile Central, Chile North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Texas, Uruguay, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Bulgaria, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Chad, Connecticut, Cook Is., Corse, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, France, Free State, Galápagos, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Hungary, Illinois, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Korea, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Louisiana, Madeira, Marianas, Marshall Is., Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Missouri, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New South Wales, New York, Nicobar Is., Niue, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Norway, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Romania, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, South Australia, South Carolina, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Tagetes L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rico, L. [1520], Bolivia K000295165

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

Accepted by

  • (2021). https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.507.1.4 epublication.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 115 (1975)
  • Sp. Pl.: 887 (1753)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0