Taxon: Tagetes lucida Cav.

Genus: Tagetes
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Asteroideae
      Tribe: Tageteae
Nomen number: 36200
Place of publication: Icon. 3:33, t. 264. 1795-1796
Name Verified on: 01-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 31-May-2011
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Culinary Herbs 587-589. 1997)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F Guat; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: house pest control (to repell mosquitos, lice and other insects fide Culinary Herbs 588. 1997)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Durango, - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas, - Zacatecas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guanajuato, - Guerrero, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Morelos, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Tabasco, - Tlaxcala, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Mesoamerica: El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. 1963-1968 (F Java)
  • Breedlove, D. E., ed. Flora of Chiapas. 1981- (F Chiapas)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
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  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard) 4:429.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
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  • Small, E. Culinary herbs. 1997 (Culinary Herbs)
  • St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
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  • Turner, B. L. The comps of Mexico - a systematic account of the family Asteraceae. Phytologia Memoirs. 1996- (Comp Mex)
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  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Check other web resources for Tagetes lucida Cav. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image