Published in Icon. (Cavanilles) 1: 57 in 1791.
Nom. rej. prop. against Zinnia elegans Jacq. (proposed 2007, approved group committee 2009).
Also published in Bot. Repos. 1: 55 in 1799:
This elegant new species of Zinnia, is described and figured by J. A. Cavanilles, in his first volume of Spanish plants; where he says, it is a native of Mexico, South America, and was transmitted from thence to the royal gardens, where it perfected its seeds. In the year 1796, the Marchiohess of Bute received it amongst many other curious seeds, from Madrid, through the medium of Professor Ortega. (Bot. Repos.)