Taxon: Tagetes tenuifolia Cav.

Genus: Tagetes
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Tageteae
Nomen number: 36205
Place of publication: Icon. 2:54, t. 169. 1793
Link to protologue:
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: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • signet marigold  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • slender-leaf marigold  (Source: Intermt F) - English
  • striped Mexican marigold  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • Feinblatt-Studentenblume  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • Schmalblatt-Studentenblume  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • liten tagetes  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Chihuahua, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Sonora
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Chiapas, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • Southern America

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

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  • 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. (F Guat)
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)
  • Steward, A. N. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley. (F LowYangtze)
  • Turner, B. L. 1996. The comps of Mexico: a systematic account of the family Asteraceae. Volume 6: Tageteae and Anthemideae Phytologia Mem. 10:58.
  • Turner, B. L. The comps of Mexico - a systematic account of the family Asteraceae. Phytologia Memoirs. (Comp Mex)


Check other web resources for Tagetes tenuifolia Cav. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.