Tagetes L.

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tagetes erecta L.
  • Common name : Common Marigold Plant
  • Vernacular name : Genda (Hin.); Chandu hoovu gida (Kan.); Thurukasaamanthi, Vedipu naaripoo, Chendu malli (Tam.); Banthi chettu (Tel.); Gendu (Ori.)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : Mexico
  • Comments : On hills above 800 m. Mostly cultivated in gardens and sometimes as an escape.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Tropics & sub-tropics of the World
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Tagetes erecta. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.


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