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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Zinnia L.
      1. Zinnia elegans Jacq.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Central America.

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Colombia
    [FTEA]

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Note
    Originally from Mexico, now widely cultivated; occasionally it may become an escape but it does not seem to naturalize.
    Diagnostic
    It resembles the next species but has larger leaves and larger ray florets, up to 25 x 12 mm. Nairobi:City Park, Dec. 1970, Mathenge 733!

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Austria, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Connecticut, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, France, Georgia, Germany, Gilbert Is., Haiti, Hungary, India, Italy, Jawa, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Korea, Krym, Louisiana, Malawi, Marianas, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, New York, Niue, North Carolina, Ohio, Panamá, Pennsylvania, Peru, Phoenix Is., Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Romania, Réunion, Samoa, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Society Is., South Carolina, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Texas, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Tubuai Is., Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Zinnia elegans Jacq. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Preston [s.n.], Brazil K001031308

    Bibliography

    First published in Icon. Pl. Rar. 3: 15 (1793)

    Accepted by

    • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 3: 1-978. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
    • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542.

    Not accepted by

    • Ghazanfar, S.A., Edmondson, J.R. & Hind, D.J.N. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Iraq 6: 1-458. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad. [Cited as Zinnia violacea.]
    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. [Cited as Zinnia violacea.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 3: 1-978. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
    • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542.
    • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
    • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Science Photographs
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