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
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 23 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: coloring (contains lutein fide Dye Pl)
  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (fide Crop Prod Sci Hort 9:134.)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Animal food: fodder (dried flower meal & extract used as supplement for poultry feed fide Ency CNatIn; Food Feed Crops US)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide Culinary Herbs 585. 1997)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: plant pest control (effective against nematodes & slugs when intercropped with other crops fide Dict Gard)
  • Social: religious/secular (fide F Guat)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . probably also natzd. elsewhere

    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

    • Central America: Guatemala
    • Western South America: Peru - Ucayali

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Gauteng, - Mpumalanga
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    • 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
    • Central America: Panama
    • Northern South America: Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Ecuador

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

    Adventive:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary
    • Southeastern Europe: Italy

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  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image