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
Link to protologue:
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)
Typification:
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

Synonyms:

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: ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Zaire
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    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


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  4. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  5. 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.
  6. Burkill, H. M. 1985. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr) 1:468-469.
  7. Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  8. 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)
  9. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  10. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  11. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  12. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  13. Jeffrey, C. 1986. The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa. Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bull. 41:913.
  14. 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.
  15. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  16. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis, ed. 2. (F PR ed2)
  17. Nicolson, D. H. 1975. Emilia fosbergii, a new species (Phytologia) 32:33-34.
  18. 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.
  19. Radford, A. E. et al., eds. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States. (F SE US)
  20. Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. (F SCatarin)
  21. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  22. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  23. Wagner, W. L. et al. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. 1990 (F Hawaii)
  24. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=104205. Accessed 21 May 2018.