Tagetes erecta L.

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Status: Cultivated and naturalized
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Worldwide distribution: Native in the Americas and occasionally naturalized elsewhere
Malawi distribution: ?
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Insects associated with this species: Pseudoradiarctia scita (Larval food plant)
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 164 - 165. (Includes a picture).

Beentje, H.J. & Ghazanfar, S.A. (eds.) (2005). Compositae (Part 3) Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 727 - 728.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 33.

Other sources of information about Tagetes erecta:

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Tagetes erecta
Flora of Zambia: Tagetes erecta
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Tagetes erecta
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Tagetes erecta

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tagetes erecta
African Plant Database: Tagetes erecta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tagetes erecta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tagetes erecta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tagetes erecta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Tagetes erecta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tagetes erecta
JSTOR Plant Science: Tagetes erecta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tagetes erecta
Plants of the World Online: Tagetes erecta
Tropicos: Tagetes erecta
Wikipedia: Tagetes erecta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Tagetes erecta.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=169020, retrieved 22 April 2024

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