Cosmos sulphureus Cav.

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Cosmos sulphureus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cosmos sulphureus Cav.
  • Common name : Sulphur Cosmos
  • Key identification features : An annual herb. Leaves opposite and pinnatisect, lobes entire and glabrous. Flower head is solitary on a long stalk. Rays orange-red to yellow. Disc florets yellow. Achenes curved, ending with awns.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : Occasionally cultivated. Sometimes as an escape into wild.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in tropics
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. sulphureus. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.


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