8900.000 Aster L.

Grau, J. & Lippert, W. (1980) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area, 11. Astereae (continued). Kirkia 12(1) 1-14

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves linear to ovate, simple; margin entire or ± dentate. Capitula heterogamous, radiate; ray florets female, in 1 series, often blue or violet; disk florets tubular, bisexual, yellow, their lobes spreading, sometimes with red margins. Phyllaries 3-4-seriate, imbricate; outer much shorter than inner. Achenes oblong, flattened, ± hairy and always glandular. Pappus hairs scabrid, whitish to yellowish, in 2, sometimes indistinct, rows.

Worldwide: c.250 species, America, Europe and Asia; 17 in Africa.

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Aster harveyanus subsp. nyikensis

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
chimanimaniensis Lippert[NrEnd]E
harveyanus Kuntze subsp. harveyanus-nyikensis E
harveyanus Kuntze subsp. nyikensis LippertEDescription, Image
squamatus (Spreng.) Hieron.W,C

Other sources of information about Aster:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aster
Flora of Mozambique: Aster
Flora of Zambia: Aster

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aster
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aster
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aster
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aster
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aster

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Aster.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1474, retrieved 2 September 2014

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