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Tithonia diversifolia

Pua Renga

Tree Marigold

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General Information

COMMON NAMES: Tree Marigold

TRADITIONAL NAMES: Pua Renga (RR MG AT AK), Kavakava (MK)

GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION: NATIVE e.Mexico - C.America

COOK ISLANDS STATUS: Introduced - Recent, Naturalised; Land, lowlands

SIGNIFICANCE LIST: ; Weed - serious

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Cook Islands Distribution

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Southern Group: Present    Makatea: Present
RR 
MG
AT
MK
MT
AK
PL
TK
MN
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P
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-
-
-

Northern Group: -
TN 
MH
RK
PK
NS
SW
-
-
-
-
-
-

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Scientific Taxonomy

Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.)
SYNONYMS: Tithonia tagetiflora [sensu TC]; Mirasolis diversifolia

TAXONOMY: PLANTAE; ANTHOPHYTA (=Angiospermae); MAGNOLIOPSIDA (=Dicotyledones); ASTERIDAE; Asterales; ASTERACEAE

Vouchers & References

Vouchers:
None Recorded.

References:
p.369 Wagner et al.- Flowering Plants of Hawaii
p.839 Neal - In Gardens of Hawaii
p.1116 Hortus 3rd
p.332 Tropica
p.5/279 A.C.Smith - Flora Vitiensis Nova
p.285 R* Cheeseman - Flora of Rarotonga
p.107 R Wilder - Flora of Rarotonga
p.394b Whistler - Ethnobotany of the Cook Islands

Data Update History (information):
zTX, zB02, zM02

Web Resources

Citation Information

McCormack, Gerald (2007) Cook Islands Biodiversity Database, Version 2007.2. Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust, Rarotonga. Online at http://cookislands.bishopmuseum.org. Copy citation to system clipboard
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