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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Central & S. U.S.A. to Venezuela and N. Argentina.
Zinnia violacea

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Distribution
Genus of some 20 species in North and South America.
Morphology General Habit
Herbs or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, united at base and sheathing, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary on hollow peduncles, usually radiate; phyllaries 3–many-seriate; receptacle with paleae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets female; disk florets bisexual-Achenes flat or angular; pappus of 1–2 awns or absent.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Colorado, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Honduras, Kansas, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Mexico, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Paraguay, Peru, South Carolina, Texas, Venezuela

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Assam, Austria, Bahamas, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Connecticut, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Free State, Germany, Gilbert Is., Haiti, Hawaii, Hungary, India, Italy, Jawa, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Korea, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Louisiana, Malawi, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New South Wales, New York, Niue, Northern Provinces, Ohio, Panamá, Pennsylvania, Phoenix Is., Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Romania, Réunion, Samoa, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tadzhikistan, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

Zinnia L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1189, 1221, 1377 (1759)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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