Research Paper

Aster kanoi (Asteraceae, Astereae), a new species from Taiwan, with lectotypification and morphological emendation of Aster takasagomontanus

Shih-Wen Chuang, Wei-Jie Huang, Tian-Chuan Hsu

Published on: 12 June 2020

Page: 315 - 320

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2020.65.315

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2020 vol.65 no.3 pp.315-320


Aster kanoi S. W. Chung, W. J. Huang & T. C. Hsu (Asteraceae, Astereae), a new species from Taiwan, is described and illustrated. A. kanoi is morphologically similar to A. takasagomontanus Sasaki but can be distinguished by its slenderer rhizome, up to 7-headed corymbiform synflorescence, smaller capitulum and fimbriate-ciliate margin of phyllary. A lectotype of A. takasagomontanus is also designated due to the absence of the original holotype, and its morphological delimitation is reappraised.

Keyword: Asterinae, Alpine, Endemic, Kano Tadao, Lectotypification