Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A.Gray

Common name

English: Mexican sunflower

German: Mexikanische Sonnenblume

Mandarin: 肿柄菊 (zhong bing ju)

Portuguese: Girassol mexicano


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Asterales (210)

        Family: Asteraceae (209) (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


Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Tithonia diversifolia at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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