The Kalimeris group includes about eight x = 9 species of asters native to eastern Asian. The leaves have large teeth and the heads are solitary or in leafy flat-topped inflorescences. These have been treated as members of the genus KalimerisAster (Kalimeris) indicus is naturalized in Hawaii. The cytology and morphology of interspecfic hybrids between "Kalimeris" and Aster ageratoides ssp. ovatus were studied in detail by Tara (1972, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989). Ito et al. (1995) used DNA data to investigate the phylogeny of Kalimeris group and other eastern Asian aster genera. Brouillet, Allen, Semple and Ito (2001) combined new data with previously published data to show that the Kalimeris group belonged in Aster in the new revised sense.  Brouillet et al. (2009) expanded on this earlier phylogeny.  Chen, Brouillet and Semple (2011) included Kalimeris in Aster in the Flora of China.