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Common name
Synonym
Mirasolia diversifolia , Hemsl
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Summary
Tithonia diversifolia is an herbaceous stoloniferous perennial which can reach 2 to 3m high. Originally from Mexico and Central America, it is planted and cultivated in many countries for its beautiful tall flowers. Tithonia diversifolia tolerates heat and drought and can rapidly form large herbaceous shrubs. Naturalised in some Pacific islands, it is found along roadsides and in disturbed areas. Rapid vegetative reproduction and significant production of lightweight seeds allow Tithonia diversifolia to quickly invade disturbed habitats. In forming dense stands, it prevents the growth of young native plants. Tithonia diversifolia is invasive in some parts of Africa and Australia and in many Pacific islands.

Principal source:

Compiler: Comit� fran�ais de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)

Review:

Publication date: 2008-03-18

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2018) Species profile: Tithonia diversifolia. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=1320 on 15-12-2018.

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Bibliography
12 references found for Tithonia diversifolia

Managment information
Varnham, K. 2006. Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: a review. JNCC Report 372. Peterborough: United Kingdom.
Summary: This database compiles information on alien species from British Overseas Territories.
Available from: http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-3660 [Accessed 10 November 2009]
General information
Barthelat, F. 2005. Note sur les esp�ces exotiques envahissantes � Mayotte. Direction de l�Agriculture et de la For�t. 30p
Summary: Tableau synth�tique des plantes exotiques de Mayotte class�es en fonction de leur niveau d envahissement.
Conservatoire Botanique National De Mascarin (BOULLET V. coord.) 2007. - Tithonia diversifolia Index de la flore vasculaire de la R�union (Trach�ophytes) : statuts, menaces et protections. - Version 2007.1
Summary: Base de donn�es sur la flore de la R�union. De nombreuses informations tr�s utiles.
Available from: http://flore.cbnm.org/index2.php?page=taxon&num=8963920e8b402154316d8175fa189112 [Accessed 9 April 2008]
Florence J., Chevillotte H., Ollier C. & Meyer J.-Y. 2007. Tithonia diversifolia Base de donn�es botaniques Nadeaud de l Herbier de la Polyn�sie fran�aise (PAP).
Summary: Available from: http://www.herbier-tahiti.pf/Selection_Taxonomie.php?id_tax=707 [Accessed 9 April 2008]
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) Gray
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=38530 [Accessed 18 March 2008]
Jean Yves Meyer, pers. com., 2007
Summary: Jean Yves Meyer. Charg� de Recherche/Research Management Officer. D�l�gation � la Recherche Papeete, Tahiti Polyn�sie fran�aise
MacKee, H.S. 1994. Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultiv�es en Nouvelle-Cal�donie, 2nd edn. MNHN, Paris.
Summary: Cet ouvrage liste 1412 taxons (esp�ces, sous esp�ces et vari�t�s) introduits en Nouvelle-Cal�donie. L auteur pr�cise dans la majorit� des cas si l esp�ce est cultiv�e ou naturalis�e.
Meyer, J.-Y., Loope, L., Sheppard, A., Munzinger, J., Jaffre, T. 2006. Les plantes envahissantes et potentiellement envahissantes dans l archipel n�o-cal�donien : premi�re �valuation et recommandations de gestion. in M.-L. Beauvais et al. (2006) : Les esp�ces envahissantes dans l�archipel n�o-cal�donien, Paris, IRD �ditions, 260 p.+ c�d�rom.
PIER (Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk), 2007. Tithonia diversifolia.
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/species/tithonia diversifolia.htm [Accessed 9 April 2008]
Contact
The following 4 contacts offer information an advice on Tithonia diversifolia
Barthelat,
Fabien
Organization:
Assistant Technique Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature Initiative Cara�bes
Address:
C/O Parc National de Guadeloupe Habitation Beausoleil, Mont�ran 97120 Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe
Phone:
(+590) (0)590 80 86 00
Fax:
(+590) (0)590 80 05 46
Lavergne,
Christophe
Geographic region: Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Organization:
Conservatoire Botanique National de Mascarin
Address:
2 rue du P�re Georges Domaine des Colima�ons 97436 SAINT LEU
Phone:
(33) 02 62 24 92 27
Fax:
Meyer,
Jean-Yves
Geographic region: Pacific, Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Expert in the botany of French Polynesia and the Pacific Islands, and has worked on ecology and biological control of Miconia calvescens in French Polynesia.
Organization:
D�l�gation � la Recherche
Address:
D�l�gation � la Recherche, Gouvernement de Polyn�sie fran�aise. B.P. 20981, 98713 Papeete, Tahiti, Polyn�sie fran�aise
Phone:
689 47 25 60
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Triolo,
Julien
Geographic region: Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Organization:
Office National des For�ts
Address:
ONF. Domaine Forestier de la Providence, 97488 Saint Denis cedex
Phone:
692345283
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