Zinnia elegans Jacq., Icon. pl. rar. 3:15, t. 589. 1792 (“1786-1793”); Collectanea 5:152. 1797 (“1796”), nom. cons. (Syn: (≡) Crassina elegans (Jacq.) Kuntze; Crassina linearis (Benth.) Kuntze; Zinnia australis F. M. Bailey; Zinnia linearis Benth.; (=) Zinnia violacea Cav.);
Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan, Zacatecas), Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Australia (I) (Queensland (I)), Java (I), Peru, Panama (I), Puerto Rico (I), Dominican Republic (I), Haiti (I), Nicaragua, Cuba (I), Brazil (I), Venezuela (I), Fiji (I), trop. Africa (I), Ethiopia (I), Sierra Leone (I), Kenya (I), Djibouti (I), Guinea (I), Benin (I), Malawi (I), Zimbabwe (I), Chad (I), Cameroon (I), American Samoa (I) (Manua Isl. (I)), Gilbert Isl. (I), MarshaII Isl. (I) (Kwajalein (I), Jaluit (I)), Micronesia (I) (Ulithi (I)), Niue (I), Northern Marianas (I) (Agrihan (I)), Phoenix Isl. (I) (Canton (I)), Southern Marianas (I) (Guam (I)), Austral Isl. (I) (Tubuai (I)), Western Samoa (I) (Savaii (I)), Society Isl. (I) (Raiatea (I)), Rotuma Isl. (I), Mauritius (I), La Runion (I), Andamans (I), Myanmar [Burma] (I), India (I), Bangladesh (I), Bhutan (I), Nepal (I), Vietnam (I), USA (I) (Connecticut (I), Florida (I), Georgia (I), Kentucky (I), Louisiana (I), North Carolina (I), Ohio (I), Pennsylvania (I), South Carolina (I), Texas (I)), France (I), Portugal (I), Spain (I), Baleares (I) (Mallorca (I)), Germany (I), Austria (I), Italy (I), Sardinia (I), Sicily (I), Poland (I), Slovakia (I), Hungary (I), Bosnia & Hercegovina (I), Serbia & Kosovo (I), Macedonia (I), Romania (I), Bulgaria (I), Croatia (I), Belarus (I), Moldova (I), Ukraine (I), Crimea (I), European Russia (I), Azerbaijan (I), Tajikistan (I), Korea (I), Kazakhstan (I), Turkmenistan (I), Uzbekistan (I) as per Catalogue of life;
Asteraceae Fortnight : Part 1 – Radiate Heads : Zinnia elegans : Pahalgam : 140513 : AK-48 : Attachments(1). 1 post by 1 author.
Asteraceae Fortnight : Part 1 – Radiate Heads : Zinnia elegans : Muscat,Oman : 130513 : AK-34 : Attachments (12). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Sharing pictures of Zinnia elegans taken over the weekend.
This is the first time I saw flowers having two shades in the same flower.
Cultivated, ornamental, garden flowers presently (13.5.13) in full bloom.
Flora of Himachal Pradesh: Zinnia elegance from IAS Shimla : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.
Zinnia elegance from IAS Shimla
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 3-Ligulate heads (plus misc.): 120713 ARK-14 : Zinnia elegans from Almora, Uttarakhand – November 2012 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Attached are pictures of Zinnia elegans captured at Almora, Uttarakhand in November 2012.
Requested to please confirm ID.
efi page on Zinnia elegans
ID looks O.K. I had the opportunity to grow many varieties of Zinnia in institutional area, Chennai where I was working.