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.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
harveyanus Kuntze subsp. nyikensis LippertNDescription, Image
milanjianus S. Moore[End]S
tansaniensis W. Lippert

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aster
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iNaturalist: Aster
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aster
JSTOR Plant Science: Aster
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aster
Plants of the World Online: Aster
Tropicos: Aster
Wikipedia: Aster

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Aster.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1474, retrieved 21 February 2024

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