1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Tagetes L.
      1. Tagetes minuta L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil to S. South America.


    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Annual herb, 10–250 cm high; whole plant aromatic; stems much branched in larger plants, almost woody in larger plants, ribbed, glabrous, glandular.
    Leaves mostly opposite but often alternate in upper part of plant, dark green, pinnatisect, elliptic in outline, 3–30 cm long, 0.7–8 cm wide, the rachis thinly winged, lobes up to 17, linear-oblong, to 11 cm long and 1 cm wide, with orange glands.
    Capitula many in dense terminal corymbs, narrowly cylindric; involucre 8–12 mm long; phyllaries 3–4, yellow-green, fused, glabrous, with brown or orange linear glands.
    Ray florets 2–3, pale yellow to cream, the ray 2–3.5 mm long; disc florets 4–7, yellow to dark yellow, 4–5 mm long.
    Achenes black, narrowly ellipsoid, 6–7 mm long, pilose; pappus of 1–2 setae to 3 mm long and 3–4 scales to 1 mm long, these with ciliate apex.
    Fig. 150 (page 726).
    Weed of cultivation and post-cultivation, in ruderal sites; may occur in dense patches; (850–)1300–2750 m
    K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T5 T7 T8 U1 originally from South America but now a widespread weed in Africa, S Europe, S Asia and Australia

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Adventicia en Colombia; Alt. 2455 - 2455 m.; Andes.
    No Evaluada



    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Chile Central, Chile North, Paraguay, Uruguay

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Assam, Baleares, Belgium, Botswana, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Colombia, Connecticut, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, Hawaii, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kriti, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Madeira, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mexico Northwest, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New South Wales, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, Northern Provinces, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Queensland, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, South Australia, South Carolina, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Virginia, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Common Names

    Khaki Bush, Mexican Marigold, Stinking Roger

    Tagetes minuta L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2001 Queiroz, L.P. [5443], Bahia K000053087
    Sep 1, 2001 Queiroz, L.P. [5483], Bahia K000053077
    Jul 1, 1996 Hind, D.J.N. [PCD3339], Bahia K000053772
    Jun 1, 1996 Hind, D.J.N. [PCD3236], Bahia K000053773
    Mar 1, 1993 Sant'Ana, S.C. [224], Bahia K000053770
    Jan 1, 1979 Sucre, D. [2643], Brazil K001103922
    Jan 1, 1979 Gardner, G. [505], Brazil K000895328
    Jan 1, 1979 Gardner, G. [505], Brazil K000895330
    Jan 1, 1979 Sellow, F. [s.n.] K001103977
    Jan 1, 1979 Burchell, W.J. [4713], Brazil K000955759
    Jan 1, 1979 s.coll. [412], Brazil K000895329
    Jan 1, 1979 s.coll. [s.n.] K001103975
    Jan 1, 1979 s.coll. [s.n.] K001103978
    Ash [117], Ethiopia 10094.001
    Chancellor, R.J. [179], Uganda 8668.000
    Harley, R.M. [19828], Bahia K000053769
    Harley, R.M. [22785], Bahia K000053771
    Lindeman, J.C. [5229], Brazil K001103919
    Pereira, E. [5737], Brazil K001103981
    Ratter, J.A. [R4891], Brazil K001103928
    Irwin, H.S. [18004], Brazil K001103983
    Heringer, E.P. [15811], Brazil K001103974
    Riedel [545], Brazil K001103923
    Widgren [249], Brazil K001103984
    Dusén, P. [7963], Brazil K001103920
    Hoehne, W. [s.n.], Brazil K001103927
    Boog [s.n.], Brazil K001103979
    Patel, H. [7395], Mozambique K000613657
    Rambo, B. [47122], Brazil K001103924
    Rambo, B. [41349], Brazil K001103926
    Mexia, Y. [4769], Brazil K001103980
    Glaziou, A. [21597], Brazil K001103982
    Glaziou, A. [14000], Brazil K001103921
    Wasum, R. [1074], Brazil K001103976
    Souza, E.R. [236], Brazil K001031911
    Souza, E.R. [236], Brazil K001103965
    Richter, E. [s.n.], Brazil K001103925
    s.coll. [561] K001103962
    s.coll. [412], Brazil K001103963

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 887 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 218 (1994).
    • D.J.N. Hind in Fl. Masc. 109: 224 (1993).
    • Blundell, Wild Fl. E. Afr.: pl. 233 (1987).
    • Maquet in Fl. Rwanda 3: 642, fig. 199/3 (1985).
    • G.V. Pope in Kirkia 10: 115, t. 4a (1975).
    • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda p. 176 (1962).
    • L., Sp. Pl.: 887 (1753).


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