9155.000 Zinnia L. - Zinnias

Wild, H. (1967) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) 1-62

Description of the genus

Annual herbs (in ours) or subshrubs. Leaves opposite, entire. Capitula solitary, terminal, heterogamous, radiate; ray florets female, disk florets bisexual; all florets fertile. Phyllaries in 3 (or more) series, overlapping, the outer shorter. Receptacular scales folded longitudinally, enclosing the disk florets. Achenes of ray florets triquetrous, of disk florets flattened, striate. Pappus of 1-3 awns or teeth, sometimes 0 in ray florets.

Derivation of name: for Johann Gottfried Zinn, 1727–1759, professor of botany, Göttingen.

Worldwide: 11 species occurring from the USA to Argentina.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Zinnia peruviana

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peruviana (L.) L.W,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Zinnia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Zinnia
Flora of Malawi: Zinnia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Zinnia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zinnia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Zinnia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Zinnia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Zinnia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Zinnia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zinnia
JSTOR Plant Science: Zinnia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zinnia
Plants of the World Online: Zinnia
Tropicos: Zinnia
Wikipedia: Zinnia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Zinnia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1514, retrieved 4 March 2024

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