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the web of life in southern Africa


Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Helenieae

About 50 species, native to North and South America. Three species are naturalised in southern Africa.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

 List from Plants of southern Africa (POSA) - an online checklist (SANBI).

Tagetes erecta (African marigold)


Tagetes minuta

An introduced weed in southern Africa. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Tagetes patula (French marigold)

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.