Galinsoga Ruiz & Pav.

First published in Fl. Peruv. Prodr.: 110 (1794)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical America.


Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Juan Fernández Is., Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Oregon, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela, Windward Is., Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Albania, Alberta, Altay, Amur, Angola, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chatham Is., China Southeast, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Great Britain, Greece, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, Hungary, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Madeira, Maine, Malaya, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, Newfoundland, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Northwest European Russia, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Réunion, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Australia, South Carolina, South European Russia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Heterotypic Synonyms


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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 West Tropical Africa

  • Adams in J.W. Afr. Sci. Assoc. 3: 113 (1957).
  • —Benth. & Hook. f. Gen. Pl. 2: 390

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Canne in Rhodora 79: 319–389 (1977)
  • Canne-Hilliker in Taxon 41: 661–666 (1992)
  • Prodr. Fl. Pér.: 110, t. 24 (1794)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dawkins, H.C. [597] Uganda K:SPC-04754.000 No


  • Flora of Somalia

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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
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