Zinnia angustifolia Kunth (Cultivated)

Zinnia angustifolia ‘Star Gold’ 


Zinnia elegans Jacq. (Images by Aarti Khale (For more photos & complete details, click on the link))


(Images by Prashant Awale & Santhan P )


(Images by Bhagyashri Ranade (1) & Aarti Khale (2,3,4)) 




Asteraceae Week Part I-Radiate heads:- diffferentiate Gerbera,Asters and Zinias from Pune -MR06 : 3 posts by 2 authors.

how to differentiate between Gerbera, Asters and Zinnias. I get very confused.

Zinnia, Aster and Gerbera may be confused but can be easily differentiated in that Gerbera has only basal leaves, heads borne on naked leafless axis (scape), Aster has distinct stem leaves which are alternate, in Zinnia leaves are opposite.
Also in Aster and Gerbera achenes are with hairy pappus, in Zinnia pappus is either absent or of small chaffy scales.


Pl. go through ‎‎Zinnia page (‎‎‎Asteraceae (Compositae)) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by …).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


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