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(tɪˈθəʊnɪə; tɪˈθəʊnjə; taɪˈθəʊnɪə; taɪˈθəʊnjə)
(Plants) a Central American herb with flowers resembling sunflowers
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(tɪˈθoʊ ni ə, -ˈθoʊn yə)

n., pl. -ni•as.
any tall composite plant of the genus Tithonia, native to Mexico and Central America, having yellow or orange-red ray flowers.
[1935–40; < New Latin, = Latin Tīthōn(us) husband of Aurora + -ia -ia]
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Noun1.tithonia - any plant of the genus Tithonia; tall coarse herbs or shrubs of Mexico to Panama having large flower heads resembling sunflowers with yellow disc florets and golden-yellow to orange-scarlet rays
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Tithonia - genus of robust herbs of Mexico and Central America: Mexican sunflower
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[3.] Jamal B, Palm CA, Buresh R J, Niang A, Gachengo C, Nziguheha G and B Amadalo Tithonia diversifolia as a green manure for soil fertility improvement in Western Kenya.
The plants studied Brassica rapa and Tithonia diversifolia Indian mustard (Brassica junceo), and sunflower.
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Root and shoot growth of maize (Zea mays) as affected by incorporation of Crotalaria juncea and Tithonia diversifolia as green manures.
The Mexican sunflower, Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae) is native to North America but was introduced into West Africa for ornamental purposes (Akobundu and Agyakwa 1987).