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Taxon: Tagetes erecta L.

Genus: Tagetes
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Asteroideae tribe: Tageteae.
Nomen number: 36197
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:887. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 24-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC).
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • African marigold   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • American marigold   (Source: Culinary Herbs ) – English
  • Aztec marigold   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • big marigold   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • marigold   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English
  • saffron marigold   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English
  • wan shou ju   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • tagète rose d'Inde   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • hohe Studentenblume   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • Studentenblume   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • senju-giku   (Source: F Korea ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • cheonsugug   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • maravilha   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • barchatcy prjamostojaščie   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • flor de muerto   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • stor tagetes   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Durango, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Guatemala
    Western South America: Peru - Ucayali

      Naturalized:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    Southern Africa: South Africa - Gauteng, Mpumalanga
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
  • AUSTRALASIA
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom - England
    Southeastern Europe: Romania; Slovenia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States
  • PACIFIC
    Southwestern Pacific: Niue
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Cuba; Puerto Rico
    Mesoamerica: Panama
    Northern South America: Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Western South America: Ecuador

      Adventive:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary
    Southeastern Europe: Italy

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated

      Other:
  • probably also naturalized elsewhere

References:

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  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
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  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
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  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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