Taxon: Zinnia peruviana (L.) L.

Genus: Zinnia
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 42265
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1221. 1759, nom. cons.
Link to protologue:
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.9 & App. IV)
Name Verified on: 13-May-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
Accessions: 20 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide Econ Pl Aust)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Federal District, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua
    • Northern South America: Venezuela Aragua, Federal District
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Paraguay Central, Alto Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia ; Colombia ; Ecuador ; Peru

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea ; Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana ; Lesotho ; South Africa ; Swaziland
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius ; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Sichuan, Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan ; Nepal
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales, Queensland
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Bahamas ; Cuba ; Hispaniola ; Jamaica ; Puerto Rico ; Virgin Islands (British) Virgin Gorda


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Check other web resources for Zinnia peruviana (L.) L. :


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image