Tagetes zypaquirensis

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Tagetes zypaquirensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Tagetes
Species: T. zypaquirensis
Binomial name
Tagetes zypaquirensis
Bonpl. 1808

Tagetes zypaquirensis is a Latin American species of marigolds in the sunflower family. It has been found in Central America, Colombia, and Ecuador.[1][2]

Tagetes zypaquirensis is an annual herb up to 100 cm (40 inches) tall. Leaves are pinnately compound with toothed leaflets. The plant produces numerous flower heads in flat-topped arrays, yellow, each head containing ray florets surrounding disc florets.[1][3][4]

The species is named for the community of Zypaquirá in Nueva Granada (present-day Zipaquirá, Colombia).[3]


  1. ^ a b Rydberg, Per Axel 1913. in Britton, Nathaniel Lord, North American Flora 34: 153-154
  2. ^ Jørgensen, P. M. & C. Ulloa Ulloa. 1994. Seed plants of the high Andes of Ecuador—A checklist. AAU Rep. 34: 1–443
  3. ^ a b Bonpland, Aimé Jacques Alexandre 1818. Plantae Aequinoctiales 2(9): 18-20. description in French
  4. ^ Bonpland, Aimé Jacques Alexandre 1818. Plantae Aequinoctiales 2(9): plate 73. full-page line drawing of Tagetes zypaquirensis

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