Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A.Gray

 
  • 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) : Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A.Gray
  • Common name : Mexican Sunflower
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Gregarious weed of wastelands. Often grown as live fence
  • Flower, Fruit : September-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Cultivated sometimes in wild
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Madurai district
  • Native : Tropical south America
  • World Distribution : Introduced in tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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=Tithonia diversifolia. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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