Taxon: Chrysolaena flexuosa (Sims) H. Rob.

Genus: Chrysolaena
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Cichorioideae
Tribe: Vernonieae
Subtribe: Lepidaploinae
Nomen number: 415132
Place of publication: Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 101:956. 1988
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 04-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • zig-zag vernonia  (Source: Dict Gard) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (as Vernonia flexuosa)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Cordoba, Buenos Aires, Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Misiones, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero] Paraguay, Uruguay

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  2. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  3. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  4. Robinson, H. 1999. Generic and subtribal classification of American Vernonieae Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 89:63.

Check other web resources for Chrysolaena flexuosa (Sims) H. Rob. :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 22 April 2018.