Taxon: Emilia coccinea (Sims) G. Don

 
Genus: Emilia
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Asteroideae
      Tribe: Senecioneae
        Subtribe: Senecioninae
Nomen number: 104205
Place of publication: R. Sweet, Hort. brit. ed. 3:382. 1839
Comment: G. Don's citation of "Bot. Mag. t. 564" is an indirect reference to the basionym Cacalia coccinea Sims, Bot. Mag. 16: t. 564. 1802 (Melbourne ICN Art. 41.3)
Name Verified on: 09-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jan-2014
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Cupid's-paintbrush  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • red thistle  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • tassel-flower  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • cucolie écarlate  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • émilie  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • emília  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tofsblomster  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • rong ying ju  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Syst Bot 5:395. 1980; Dict Gard)
  • Weed: (fide F TE Afr)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Zaire

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bermuda; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Martinique; Puerto Rico; Trinidad and Tobago; Virgin Islands (British)
    • Central America: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Honduras
    • Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. 1976- (F Mascar)
  • Britton, N. L. et al., eds. ser. 1; C. T. Rogerson, ed. ser. 2 1978. North American flora ser. 1, 1905-1957; ser. 2, 1954-1972 (N Amer fl) ser. 2, 10:148-149.
  • Burkill, H. M. 1985. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr) 1:468-469.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Funk, V. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584. 2007 (L Guiana Shield)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  • Jeffrey, C. 1986. The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa. Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bull. 41:913.
  • Jeffrey, C. 1997. What is Emilia coccinea (Sims) G. Don (Compositae)? A revision of the large-headed Emilia species of Africa Kew Bull. 52:209.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis, ed. 2. 2000 (F PR ed2)
  • Nicolson, D. H. 1975. Emilia fosbergii, a new species (Phytologia) 32:33-34.
  • Nicolson, D. H. 1980. Summary of cytological information on Emilia and the taxonomy of four Pacific taxa of Emilia (Asteraceae: Senecioneae) Syst. Bot. 5:394.
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States. 1980- (F SE US)
  • Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. 1965- (F SCatarin)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. 1990 (F Hawaii)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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