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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
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder (dried flower meal & extract used as supplement for poultry feed fide Ency CNatIn; Food Feed Crops US)
  • Environmental:
  • Food additives:
  • Harmful organism host:
  • Materials:
  • Medicines:
  • Non-vertebrate poisons:
  • Social: religious/secular (fide F Guat)

Distributional Range:


    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
    • MESOAMERICA: Guatemala
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Peru [Ucayali]

    Cultivated (widely cult.)


    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Madeira Islands]

    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary


    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Gauteng, Mpumalanga]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka

    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    • NORTHERN EUROPE: United Kingdom [England]
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Romania, Slovenia

    Northern America
    • United States


    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Puerto Rico
    • MESOAMERICA: Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela

    Other (probably also natzd. elsewhere)


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Check other web resources for Tagetes erecta L. :

  • Euro+Med Plantbase: Information Resource for Euro-Mediterranean Plant Diversity
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2021. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: http://wgb.cimmyt.org/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=36197. Accessed 25 January 2021.