Tagetes tenuifolia

  • T. K. Lim

Scientific Name

Tagetes tenuifoliaCav.


Tagetes jaliscensis var. minor Green., Tagetes macroglossa Pol., Tagetes oligocephala DC., Tagetes peduncularis Cav.



Common/English Names

American Saffron, Lemon Marigold, Lemon Gem, Orange Gem, Signet Marigold, Striped Mexican Marigold, Slender Leaf Marigold, French Marigold

Vernacular Names

  • Danish: Gem Tagetes, Smalfliget Fløjlsblomst, Tangerine

  • Eastonian: Ahtalehine Peiulill

  • Finnish: Kääpiösamettikukka

  • French: Tagète Maculé, Tagète Taché

  • German: Feinblatt-Studentenblume, Gestreifte Mexikanische Studentenblume, Schmalblatt-Studentenblume

  • Polish: Aksamitka Wąskolistna

  • Slovašcina: Tankolistna Žametnica, Žametnica Tankolistna

  • Swedish: Litet Sammetsblomster, Liten Tagetes


T. tenuifolia is native to Central America—Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica Honduras, El Salvador and Panama—and is cultivated elsewhere.


T. tenuifolia has similar climatic requirements as other Tagetesspecies....


Disc Floret Bean Weevil Couch Grass Pratylenchus Penetrans Marigold Flower 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. K. Lim
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  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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