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Common name

English: Mexican sunflower

German: Mexikanische Sonnenblume

Mandarin: 肿柄菊 (zhong bing ju)

Portuguese: Girassol mexicano

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2110)

      Order: Asterales (220)

        Family: Asteraceae (218)(family description)

          Genus: Tithonia (1)

            Epithet: diversifolia (Hemsl.) A.Gray (1)

Synonyms: Helianthus quinquelobus Sessé & Moc., Mirasolia diversifolia Hemsl.

diversifolia => with different leaves, variable foliage

quinquelobus => five-lobed

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Tithonia diversifolia at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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