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Zinnia angustifolia,  Profusion Weiß

Zinnia angustifolia, "Profusion Weiß", Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Heliantheae
Subtribus: Zinniinae
Genus: Zinnia
Subgenus: Z. subg. Zinnia
Sectio: Z. sect. Mendezia
Species: Zinnia angustifolia
Varieties: Z. a. var. greggii – Z. a. var. littoralis

Zinnia angustifolia Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. (folio ed.) 4: 197 1820 [1818]

Crassina angustifolia (Kunth)

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico (Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Nayarit, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Zacatecas)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Kunth, Nova Genera et Species Plantarum (folio ed.) 4: 197. 1820[1818]; 4:251[quarto]. 1820


International Plant Names Index. 2018. Zinnia angustifolia. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 14 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Zinnia angustifolia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Feb. 14.
Tropicos.org 2018. Zinnia angustifolia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Feb. 14.
Hassler, M. 2018. Zinnia angustifolia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Feb. 14. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Zinnia angustifolia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Schmalblättrige Zinnie
English: narrowleaf zinnia
suomi: Korutsinnia
Nederlands: harige zinnia

Zinnia angustifolia, the narrowleaf zinnia,[2] is a herbaceous flowering plant species of zinnia native to northern and western Mexico and naturalized in parts of the Southwestern United States. Hybrids between Z. angustifolia and other species of Zinnia are popular garden plants.[3]

Zinnia angustifolia is an annual or perennial[4] growing up to 50 cm (20 inches) tall. The stems have many branches and the herbage is rough with short hairs.[5] The 2–7 cm × 4–8 mm (0.8-2.8 × 0.16-0.32 inches)leaf blades are linear to narrowly elliptic. The heads of flowers have involucres that are mostly hemispheric (shaped like a globe that is cut in half), usually much less than 1 cm high (0.4 inches) or wide. The flowers have bright orange or sometimes yellow ray corollas,[4] but in cultivated plants, the flowers may be white or a variety of other colors.[6]

Varieties of wild populations[1]

Zinnia angustifolia var. angustifolia
Zinnia angustifolia var. littoralis (B.L.Rob. & Greenm.) B.L.Turner


Zinnia angustifolia Profusion Orange, a cultivar of the Profusion series.

This species has many cultivars belonging to three classes:

The Profusion series (Zinnia angustifolia x elegans): orange, cherry, double cherry, apricot, deep apricot, coral pink, fire or white flowers.
The Star series: orange, white or gold flowers.
The Crystal White cultivar: with white flowers.


The Plant List, Zinnia angustifolia Kunth
"Zinnia angustifolia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
Joseph Tychonievich (2013). Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener: How to Create Unique Vegetables and Flowers. Timber Press. pp. 165–. ISBN 978-1-60469-364-5.
Paul Schultz Martin (1998). Gentry's Río Mayo Plants: The Tropical Deciduous Forest & Environs of Northwest Mexico. University of Arizona Press. pp. 262–. ISBN 978-0-8165-1726-8.
Asa Gray (1895). Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants of the United States East of the 100th Meridian, Both Wild and Cultivated. American book Company. pp. 244–.
Singh, A.K. (1 January 2006). Flower Crops: Cultivation and Management. New India Publishing. pp. 404–. ISBN 978-81-89422-35-6.

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