Tagetes minuta L.

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Tagetes minuta

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Mukuvisi Woodland

Tagetes minuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Tagetes minuta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance rd to La Rochelle

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Synonyms:
Common names: Khaki weed (English) Mexican marigold (English) Stinking roger (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Introduced
Description:
Strongly scented erect annual, which may grow up to 2 m but usually smaller. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets linear to narrowly lanceolate, glabrous with sunken oil glands; margins serrate. Inflorescences terminal with numerous tube-like capitula, consisting of a few pale yellow florets.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: minuta: very small, referring to the tiny ray florets
Habitat: A weed of disturbed and cultivated lands.
Altitude range: (metres) 580 - 1870 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Native of South America, now widely naturalised.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Rhodogastria amasis (Food plant)
spilosoma lineata (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Monday 1 January 2007
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 168 - 169. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 107. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 150. (Includes a picture).

Pope, G.V. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 6. Helenieae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 115 - 117. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 38.

Wild, H. (undated, c. 1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds ?Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 77. (Includes a picture).


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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: Species information: Tagetes minuta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160780, retrieved 2 July 2016

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