Taxon: Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray

Genus: Tithonia
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 36733
Place of publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 19:5. 1883
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 25-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F Panama; Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Weed: (fide F NGalicia; F Panama; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Sinaloa
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Belize ; Costa Rica ; El Salvador ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua ; Panama

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania ; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad ; Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi ; Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire ; Guinea ; Nigeria ; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi ; Cameroon ; Central African Republic ; Rwanda ; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius ; Mayotte ; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Guangdong, Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Nepal ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar ; Thailand
    • Malesia: Malaysia ; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales, Queensland
  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Florida
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands ; French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji ; New Caledonia ; Niue ; Samoa ; Tonga ; Vanuatu
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda ; Bahamas ; Barbados ; Cuba ; Dominica ; Grenada ; Guadeloupe ; Hispaniola ; Jamaica ; Martinique ; Montserrat ; Puerto Rico ; St. Kitts and Nevis ; St. Lucia ; St. Vincent and Grenadines ; Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad; Virgin Islands (British) Tortola
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Chile Easter Island
    • Western South America: Colombia ; Ecuador Galapagos Islands

  • Cultivated


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain Canary Islands


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