Genus: Aster L.

Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Astereae
Common names: aster
Genus number: 1069
Last updated: 06-Jan-2011
Accession Count: 157 (20 active, 4 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Ito, M. et al. 1994. Phylogeny and speciation of Asia Aster. Korean J. Pl. Taxon. 24:133-143.
  • Nesom, G. L. 1994. Review of the taxonomy of Aster sensu lato (Asteraceae:Astereae), emphasizing the New World species. (Phytologia) 77:141-297.
  • Noyes, R. D. & L. H. Rieseberg 1999. ITS sequence data support a single origin for North American Astereae (Asteraceae) and reflect deep geographic divisions in Aster s.l.. Amer. J. Bot. 86:398-412.
  • Semple, J. C. & L. Brouillet 1980. A synopsis of North American Asters: the subgenera, sections and subsections of Aster and Lasallea. Amer. J. Bot. 67:1010-1026.
  • Xiang, C. & J. C. Semple 1996. Molecular systematic study of Aster sensu lato and related genera (Asteraceae: Astereae) based on chloroplast DNA restriction site analyses and mainly North American taxa. (Syst Comp) 1:393-423.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    Note: Log on to KBD for better access.
  • Google Scholar   


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Aster
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 24 June 2019.