Tagetes erecta L.

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (Composite Or Aster Or Sunflower Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GENDA FAMILY (गेंदा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : COMPOSITAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tagetes erecta L.
  • Common name : Common Marigold Flower, Marigold
  • Vernacular name : Chandu hoovu gida (Kannada); Thurukasaamanthi, Vedipu naaripoo, Chendu malli (Tamil); Chendumalli (Malayalam); Gendu (Oria); Genda (Hindi); Banthi puvu chettu, Kunkuma banthi chettu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments / notes : Mostly cultivated. Sometimes as an escape. On hills above 800m.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Locality : Cultivated
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : America
  • World Distribution : Old & New World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Tagetes erecta. Downloaded on 6 July 2020.

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