Genus: Symphyotrichum Nees

Possible synonym of: Aster L.

Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Astereae
Common names: aster
Genus number: 17703
Last updated: 06-Jan-2011
Accession Count: 216 (92 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Nesom, G. L. 1994. Review of the taxonomy of Aster sensu lato (Asteraceae: Astereae), emphasizing the New World species. (Phytologia) 77:141-297.
  • Nesom, G. L. 1995. Key to the American genera of the Asterinae (Asteraceae). (Phytologia) 79:281-285.
  • Nesom, G. L. 1997. The status of Aster scabricaulis (Asteraceae: Astereae), an endemic of the Gulf Coastal Plain. (Phytologia) 82:300-315.
  • 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.
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Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Symphyotrichum
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 19 April 2019.