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

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
minuta L.N,W,C,SDescription, Image
patula L.C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tagetes:

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Flora of Botswana: Tagetes
Flora of Malawi: Tagetes
Flora of Mozambique: Tagetes
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tagetes
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Tagetes.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1538, retrieved 16 June 2019

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