Aster falconeri (C.B.Clarke) Hutch., 398 1910. (Syn: Aster diplostephioides var. falconeri C.B.Clarke);

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by  Alok Mahendroo (Id validation by Chris Chadwell) & Oleg Polunin (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click
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Here with a scanned in slide taken by the late Oleg Polunin in the 1980s (co-author of ‘Flowers of the Himalaya) showing the delights of
alpine meadows in Kashmir. 
I THINK this is Aster falconeri.
The image posted on eFI as this species, seems highly unlikely to me.
Flowers of Himalaya records this from alpine slopes @ 3000-4200m from Pakistan to W.Nepal.
Stewart found it to be common on alpine meadows in Kashmir @ 3-4000m.
Aster (and related genera) are often difficult to identify.
There is a posting from Pangi originally thought to be Aster falconeri but then named as Erigeron multiradiatus – it is definitely not this Erigeron but may prove to be Aster falconeri, see: efi thread
I do NEED to take a serious look at postings of Aster & Erigeron on eFI but they are tough genera and a DAUNTING task.  There are MANY other genera awaiting my attention, so likely to WAIT a while before CONFRONTING such troublesome genera!


Aster from Pangi Al020112 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Sharing a flower found on the Pangi trip
Name – Aster Falconeri
Location Pangi valley
Altitude 4000 mts
Habitat wild
Habit Herb

I hope Erigeron multiradiatus
Aster has broader ligules and in single series and few in number
Here are links for Erigeron multiradiatus
http://eol.org/pages/2895962/overview


Sorry sir forgot to attach the third photo with the basal leaves… I
had referred Flowers of India… as the basis of my id

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I have just taken a look at this posting in connection with an Aster/ Erigeron photographed in Nepal originally thought
to be Aster himalaicus but definitely not this now thought perhaps E.multiradiatus, which it might be.
This is definitely not Erigeron multiradiatus – it may well be Aster falconeri, the original suggestion.
I have not had the time to face the DAUNTING task of scrutinising all Erigerons and Asters from the Himalaya – a challenging
task. I have photos dating back decades which are not named beyond genus i.e. Aster sp.



 
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