Botanical description

Tithonia diversifolia is 2?3 m (6.6?9.8 ft) in height with upright and sometimes ligneous stalks in the form of woody shrubs. The large, showy flowers are yellow to orange colored and 5?15 cms. wide and 10?30 cms. long. Leaves are sub-ovate, serrate, acute, 10 to 40 cms. long, simply or mostly 3-7 lobed, somewhat glandular, and slightly grayish beneath. The seeds are achenes, 4-angled, and 5mm long. The seeds are spread by wind. [1]

Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Tithonia diversifolia.

Material uses

Leaves, Stems

Compost, Fertilizer

Leaves and green stems are great for adding major nutrients NPK as well as some trace mineralsTemplate:Ref-needed.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Tithonia diversifolia.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Herbaceous

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

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Cultivation

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Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Tithonia diversifolia.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Tithonia diversifolia
Genus
Tithonia
Family
Asteraceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
Sun
Shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    ?
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    orange
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? [Tithonia diversifolia] Wikipedia (2013/11/18)



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