Tagetes erecta

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Tagetes erecta L.
  • Common Name : The African Marigold, Galgota
  • Plant Family : Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • According to the Rules of ICBN the names of the families should end in -aceae. Thus the new name for the family Compositae became Asteraceae. However, the name Compositae is also exempted and conserved under 'Nomina Conservanda' because of their constant use for a long time.

  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 2, 5, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Punit Van

About Tagetes erecta Plant :

  • Habit : A small annual or perennial herb, branching near the base.
  • Leaves : Much divided.
  • Flowers : Flowers in large heads of bright deep yellow or orange-gold colour, 2-4 inches in size.
  • Fruit : Follicles 2, green outside, orange-red within, seeds many.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : September - November
  • Significance : Commonly cultivated in gardens.