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Taxon: Zinnia violacea Cav.

Synonym of Zinnia elegans Jacq.

Genus: Zinnia
Family: Asteraceae alt. Compositae
Nomen number: 104661
Place of publication: Icon. 1:57, t. 81. 1791, nom. rej.
Comment: a rejected (nom. rej.), heterotypic synonym (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.4 & App. IV) of Z. elegans Jacq., nom. cons.
Name verified on: 29-Jul-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME. (previously associated with 35 accessions)


  • Barrie, F. R. 2011. Report of the General Committee: 11. Taxon 60:1212. [conservation proposal recommended].
  • Breedlove, D. E., ed. 1981–. Flora of Chiapas. [accepts].
  • Brummitt, R. K. 2009. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 60. Taxon 58:287. [conservation proposal recommended].
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. [treats as Z. elegans Jacq.].
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America. [accepts].
  • Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola. [accepts].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [treats as Z. elegans Jacq.].
  • Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. & J. H. Wiersema. 2007. (1785) Proposal to conserve the name Zinnia elegans against Z. violacea (Compositae). Taxon 56:958–959.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana. [accepts].
  • McVaugh, R. 2000. Botanical results of the Sessé & Mociño expedition (1787-1803). Vii. A guide to relevant scientific names of plants. 192. [accepts].
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991–. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes. [accepts].
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala. [= Z. elegans Jacq.].
  • Torres, A. M. 1963. Taxonomy of Zinnia. Brittonia 15:15. [= Z. elegans Jacq.].
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource).

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