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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Eurasia to Jawa, NW. Africa, Subarctic America to NW. U.S.A.
Aster alpinus

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Herbs with tuberous roots or woody rhizomes, rarely annual herbs or small shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire or dentate-pinnatifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula heterogamous, usually radiate, few–many-flowered, solitary or in corymbs; phyllaries 3–4(–5)-seriate, imbricate, the outer shorter than the inner
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets female, usually 1-seriate, sometimes with staminodes; central flowers hermaphrodite, tubular, 5-lobed, anthers linear, obtuse at the base, with a lanceolate appendage at the apex, style bifid with linear branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes ellipsoid or obovoid, slightly compressed, pubescent and glandular; pappus of many usually unequal bristles, rarely double with an outer row of scale-like bristles.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Altay, Amur, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Czechoslovakia, East European Russia, East Himalaya, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hainan, Hungary, Idaho, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Kuril Is., Laos, Magadan, Manchuria, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Ogasawara-shoto, Ontario, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Sakhalin, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon

Introduced into:

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Northwest European R, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode I., Tennessee, West Virginia

Aster L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 872 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 413 (1994)
  • Lisowski, Aster. Fl. Afr. Centr. 1: 39 (1991)
  • Sp. Pl.: 872 (1753)
  • W. Lippert in Mitt. Bot. Staats., München 11: 153-258 (1973)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0