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Kalimeris incisa
Scientific classification

(Cass.) Cass., 1825
  • Aster subg. Kalimeris Cass.
  • Aster sect. Asteromoea (Blume) Makino
  • Boltonia sect. Asteromoea (Blume) Benth.
  • Asteromoea Blume
  • Aster sect. Kalimeris (Cass.) Nees ex O.Hoffm.
  • Calimeris Nees, alternate spelling

Kalimeris (or the Kalimeris Asters) is a genus of plants in the sunflower family.[2][3][4]

It was first described in 1825 by the French botanist Alexandre Henri Gabriel de Cassini (1781-1832).[2]

This genus occurs mainly in eastern Asia (China, Korea and Japan),[3] but is also naturalised on Hawaii.

They can grow to a height of 1-1.5 m. The foliage is herbaceous. The blue-green leaves vary per species and are smooth textured. They can be long and narrow, round with large teeth or lobed. The flower heads are solitary or in leafy flat-topped inflorescences. The disc florets are yellow, the ray florets are white, pink or purple.

The chromosome base number is x = 9. The genus's closest relatives are found in the Asian members of Aster and Heteropappus.[3]



  1. ^ a b c "Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist". Archived from the original on 2014-12-10. Retrieved 2014-12-10.
  2. ^ a b Cassini, Alexandre Henri Gabriel de. 1825. Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles [Second edition] 37: 464, 491 in French
  3. ^ a b c Hong-ya Gu and Peter C. Hoch (1997). "Systematics of Kalimeris (Asteraceae: Astereae)". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 84 (4): 762–814. doi:10.2307/2992027. JSTOR 2992027.
  4. ^ Tropicos, Kalimeris (Cass.) Cass.