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 taxa.

Tagetes minuta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
minuta L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
patula L.N,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tagetes:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tagetes
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tagetes
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tagetes
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tagetes
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Tagetes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tagetes
JSTOR Plant Science: Tagetes
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tagetes
Plants of the World Online: Tagetes
Tropicos: Tagetes
Wikipedia: Tagetes

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Tagetes.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1538, retrieved 15 April 2024

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