Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
Cosmos Cav. , legitimate, scientific
Cavanilles, A.J. (16 February 1791), Icones et Descriptiones Plantarum 1(1): 9, t. 14 [tax. nov.]
  • Type: Cosmos bipinnatus Cav.
Bailey, F.M. (1900), The Queensland Flora 3: 864 [secondary reference]
Bailey, F.M. (1913), Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants: 272 [secondary reference]
Cronquist, A.J. (1981), An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants: 1025 [secondary reference]
Jacobs, S.W.L. & Pickard, J. (1981), Plants of New South Wales: 76 [secondary reference]
Stanley, T.D. in Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1986), Asteraceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 2: 560 [secondary reference]
Murray, L. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1992), Cosmos. Flora of New South Wales 3: 280 [secondary reference]
Cooper, W.E. & Cooper, W.T. (2004), Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest: 80 [secondary reference]
Anderberg, A.A., Baldwin, B.G., Bayer, R.G., Breitwieser, I., Jeffrey, C., Dillon, M.O., Eldenäs, P., Funk, V., Garcia-Jacas, N., Hind, D.J.N., Karis, P.O., Lack, H.W., Nesom, G., Nordenstam, B., Oberprieler, C., Panero, J.J., Puttock, C., Robinson, H., Stuessy, T.F., Susanna, A., Urtubey, E., Vogt, R., Ward, J. & Watson, L.E. in Kubitzki, K. (ed.) (2007), Compositae. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 8: 412 [secondary reference]
Mabberley, D.J. (1 May 2008), Mabberley's Plant-Book Edn. 3: 222 [secondary reference]
CHAH (2011), Australian Plant Census: - APC [secondary reference]
  • APC Dist.: WA (naturalised), SA (naturalised), Qld (naturalised), NSW (naturalised), ACT (naturalised)
Orchard, A.E. in Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2015), Asteraceae Subfam. Asteroideae Trib. 7. Coreopsideae. Flora of Australia 37: 454 [secondary reference]
  • Etymology: "from the Greek kosmos (ordered, harmonious) or kosmo (ornamental), hence an ornament or a beautifully ordered thing."