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Kalimeris incisa
Kalimeris incisa
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Order: Asterales
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Genus: Kalimeris
(Cass.) Cass., 1825
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Kalimeris (or the Kalimeris Asters) is a small genus with 8 species from the sunflower family (Astercaceae).

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

This genus occurs mainly in eastern Asia (China, Korea and Japan), 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.


  • Kalimeris incisa
  • Kalimeris indica : Indian Aster
  • Kalimeris integrifolia
  • Kalimeris lancifolia
  • Kalimeris mongolica : Ghengis Khan Aster
  • Kalimeris pinnatifida : Japanese Aster
  • Kalimeris shimadae
  • Kalimeris yomena

Kalimeris incisa - habit
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