Cosmos Cav.

First published in Icon. 1: 9 (1791)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is W. Central & Central U.S.A. to Trinidad and NW. Argentina.

Distribution

Native to:

Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Colorado, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Missouri, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Brazil North, Brazil South, Bulgaria, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Connecticut, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Illinois, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jawa, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Korea, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Maine, Marianas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Michigan, Minnesota, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, Nicobar Is., Niue, North Carolina, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Norway, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pakistan, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Poland, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Rodrigues, Romania, Réunion, Samoa, Society Is., South Australia, South Carolina, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tennessee, Thailand, Tubuai Is., Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Virginia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • D.J.N. Hind in Fl. Masc. 109: 198 (1993)
  • Ic. 1: 9 (1791)
  • Sherff in Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 8(6): 401–447 (1932)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0