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.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bakerianus Burtt Davy ex C.A. Sm.
harveyanus Kuntze subsp. nyikensis LippertEMcDescription, Image
tansaniensis W. LippertMc

Other sources of information about Aster:

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Flora of Botswana: Aster
Flora of Malawi: Aster
Flora of Mozambique: Aster
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aster
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Aster.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1474, retrieved 18 July 2019

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