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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: Sanvitalia
Species: S. acapulcensis – S. abertii – S. angustifolia – S. fruticosa – S. ocymoides – S. procumbens – S. versicolor

Sanvitalia Lam.

Type species: Sanvitalia procumbens Lam.

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Lamarck, J.-B. 1792. Journal d'Histoire Naturelle.


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Vernacular names
Deutsch: Husarenknöpfe
English: Creeping zinnia
suomi: Huovinkukat
русский: Санвиталия

The creeping zinnias (genus Sanvitalia /ˌsænvɪˈteɪliə/)[5] are plants belonging to the sunflower family. They are native to mostly to Mexico, with a few species in Central America, South America, and the Southwestern United States.[6][7][8][9][10]


Sanvitalia abertii A.Gray - Abert's creeping zinnia - Mexico (Sonora), southwestern United States (CA NV AZ NM TX)
Sanvitalia acapulcensis (DC.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Hemsl. - Guerrero
Sanvitalia angustifolia Engelm. ex A.Gray - Coahuila, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí; introduced in western Texas
Sanvitalia fruticosa Hemsl. - Puebla, Oaxaca, Guanajuato
Sanvitalia ocymoides DC. -- yellow creeping zinnia - Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Texas
Sanvitalia procumbens Lam. - Mexican creeping zinnia - Mexico from Chihuahua to Chiapas; Central America; naturalized in scattered locations in Europe, East Asia, South America, and United States
Sanvitalia versicolor Griseb. - Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina

Note: Sanvitalia speciosa is a term commonly used in the horticultural trade, but this is not a validly published name. Many specimens so labelled are not even Sanvitalia, and is most likely Melampodium.[15]

Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
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International Plant Names Index (IPNI). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Retrieved 2008-06-23. Missing or empty |title= (help)
Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
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Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monnet de. 1792. Journal d'Histoire Naturelle 2: plate 33 line drawing of Sanvitalia procumbens
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"Sanvitalia procumbens". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 23 June 2008.
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Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) (1996-09-17). "Genus: Sanvitalia Lam". Taxonomy for Plants. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 2008-06-23.
UniProt. "Sanvitalia". Retrieved 2008-06-23.
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
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UHER, J.: Sanvitalia speciosa in the horticultural trade: unknown origin, uncertain identity but no Sanvitalia. Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., 2012, LX, No. 6, pp. 339–342

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