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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Arizona to Central America.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or sometimes opposite near the base, 3-veined from base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary on long lateral peduncles which thicken near apex, heterogamous, radiate; phyllaries 2–5-seriate; paleae clasping disc florets
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets sterile, 2–3-toothed; disc florets tubular, 5-lobed; anthers with sagittate base and apical appendage; style-arms hairy abaxially
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes oblong; pappus a crown of free scales, usually with 1–2 awns.

Native to:

Arizona, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Is., Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Cook Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, Gabon, Haiti, Hawaii, India, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Malawi, Maldives, Marianas, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Niue, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Seychelles, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Tithonia Desf. ex Juss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 1987 Bernoulli [1520], Guatemala K000487804 holotype

First published in Gen. Pl.: 189 (1789)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gen. Pl.: 189 (1789)
  • La Duke in Rhodora 84: 453–522 (1982)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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