Kalimeris Asters

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 Kalimeris. Aster (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.

Kalimeris astersKalimeris asters

Aster (Kalimeris) incisus cv. variegatus; cultivated in Ontario