Dahlia coccinea

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Dahlia coccinea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Dahlia
Species: D. coccinea
Binomial name
Dahlia coccinea
Cav.
Synonyms[1]
  • Bidens cervantesii (Lag.) Baill. ex B.D.Jacks. [Illegitimate]
  • Bidens coccinea (Cav.) Baill.
  • Dahlia acutiflora Moc. & Sessé ex DC. [Invalid]
  • Dahlia bidentifolia Salisb.
  • Dahlia cervantesii (Sweet) Lag.
  • Dahlia chisholmii Rose
  • Dahlia coccinea var. gentryi (Sherff) Sherff
  • Dahlia coccinea var. palmeri Sherff
  • Dahlia coccinea var. steyermarkii Sherff
  • Dahlia coronata Hort. ex Sprague
  • Dahlia crocata Sessé ex Lag.
  • Dahlia crocea Willd.) Poir.
  • Dahlia crocea var. coccinea Poir.
  • Dahlia crocea var. flava (Willd.) Poir.
  • Dahlia frustranea (DC.) DC.
  • Dahlia gentryi Sherff
  • Dahlia gracilis Ortgies
  • Dahlia jaurezii Van der Berg
  • Dahlia lutea Van der Berg
  • Dahlia pinnata var. cervantesii (Lag. ex Sweet) Voss
  • Dahlia pinnata var. coccinea (Cav.) Voss
  • Dahlia pinnata var. gracilis (Ortgies) Voss
  • Dahlia popenovii Saff.
  • Georgina cervantesii Lag. ex Sweet
  • Georgina coccinea (Cav.) Willd.
  • Georgina coccinea var. crocea Willd.
  • Georgina coccinea var. flava Willd.
  • Georgina crocata Sweet
  • Georgina frustranea DC.
  • Georgina frustranea var. coccinea DC.
  • Georgina frustranea var. crocea (Willd.) DC.
  • Georgina frustranea var. flava (Willd.) DC.

Dahlia coccinea is a species in the genus Dahlia, family Asteraceae. Common name is "red dahlia" although the flowers can be orange or occasionally yellow as well as the more common red. The species is native to Mexico but has long been cultivated in other countries for its showy flowers.[2]

Uses[edit]

Tubers of the plant were used as a food source by the Aztecs, though this use largely died out after the Spanish conquest. The tubers are highly nutritious. [3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Plant List, Dahlia coccinea
  2. ^ Icon. [Cavanilles] 3: 33 (-34; t. 266). 1795.
  3. ^ Laferrière, Joseph E., Charles W. Weber and Edwin A. Kohlhepp. 1991a. Use and nutritional composition of some traditional Mountain Pima plant foods. Journal of Ethnobiology 11(1):93-114.
  4. ^ Aztec Dahlias