9311.000 Tagetes L. - Marigolds

Pope, G.V. (1975) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 6. Helenieae. Kirkia 10(1) 101-121

Description of the genus

Annual herbs (in ours), strongly aromatic when crushed. Leaves opposite or alternate, pinnatisect, conspicuously gland-dotted; lobes narrowly elliptic or lanceolate; margin serrate. Capitula solitary or in dense corymbs, distinctly stalked, heterogamous, radiate; ray florets female; disk florets bisexual. Phyllaries in 1 series, connate for most of their length, gland-dotted. Ray florets few, female. Rays yellow, orange or brown. Achenes narrowly cylindric-turbinate. Pappus of 1-3 elongate setae and 7-9 shorter membranous scales with ciliate margins.

Worldwide: c. 50 species in tropical and warm parts of America with 1 species in Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
erecta L.
patula L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Tagetes:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Tagetes
Flora of Malawi: Tagetes
Flora of Mozambique: Tagetes
Flora of Zambia: Tagetes
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tagetes

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tagetes
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tagetes
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tagetes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tagetes
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tagetes

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Tagetes.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1538, retrieved 30 June 2016

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