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214d.1. Symphyotrichum Nees (subg. Symphyotrichum ) sect. Conyzopsis (Torrey & A. Gray) G. L. Nesom, Phytologia. 77: 271. 1975.

Aster Linnaeus [unranked] Conyzopsis Torrey & A. Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 2: 162. 1841; Aster subg. Conyzopsis (Torrey & A. Gray) A. Gray; Brachyactis Ledebour

Annuals (sometimes perennials in S. frondosum); taprooted. Stems usually branched. Heads radiate or disciform. Ray (or pistillate) florets more numerous than disc florets, in 2–5+ series (corollas reduced to narrow laminae or to tubes). Disc corollas barely ampliate, lobes erect. Pappi longer than disc florets at flowering. x = 7.

Species 3 (3 in the flora): North America, nw Mexico, Eurasia.

A. G. Jones (1989) segregated Brachyactis from Aster in a broad sense. Recent molecular phylogenetic analyses (J. C. Semple et al. 2002) do not support this relationship, species of sect. Conyzopsis clearly belonging in Symphyotrichum.


Houle, F. 1988. Étude Biosystématique de la Section Conyzopsis du Genre Aster (Asteraceae). Ph.D. thesis. Université de Montréal.

Lower Taxa


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