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Useful Temperate Plants

Kalimeris incisa

(Fisch.) DC.

Asteraceae


Generic delimitation in Astereae has long been a source of disagreement among botanists. The ways in which they treat the large and diverse genus Aster usually reflect their philosophy on generic concepts, and although there are many variations, in general there have historically been two schools of thought. The first approach maintains a very inclusive generic concept of a large genus Aster, with subdivision of the genus into several subgenera. The second approach was to segregate many distinctive small genera from Aster, thus adopting a narrow generic concept As a result of new in-depth studies of phenotype features and, more recently, DNA sequences, combined with reasonably strict adherence to the tenets of phylogenetic systematics, the genus Aster is now much more narrowly and more naturally defined than before. Consequently many of the species, including this one, that were formerly accepted in a looser definition of that genus have now been transferred to several more narrowly defined genera.

+ Synonyms

Aster incisus Fisch.

Aster macrodon H.Lév. & Vaniot

Aster pinnatifidus robustus Makino

Asteromoea incisa (Fisch.) Koidz.

Boltonia incisa (Fisch.) Benth.

Grindelia incisa (Fisch.) Spreng.

Kalimeris platycephala Cass. ex Cass.

Common Name:

Kalimeris incisa

General Information

Kalimeris incisa is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing a cluster of erect, branched stems 30 - 120cm tall[
628
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Volume 84
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1997
ISBN
 
Description
Includes a treatment of the genus Styrax in Central America.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It is often grown as an ornamental[
628
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Volume 84
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1997
ISBN
 
Description
Includes a treatment of the genus Styrax in Central America.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

58
Title
Flora of Japan. (English translation)
Publication
 
Author
Ohwi. G.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution
Year
1965
ISBN
-
Description
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
,
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
, 628

Range

E. Asia - Russian Far East, northeast China, Japan, Korea

Habitat

Meadows and waste ground in lowland[
58
Title
Flora of Japan. (English translation)
Publication
 
Author
Ohwi. G.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution
Year
1965
ISBN
-
Description
The standard work. Brilliant, but not for the casual reader.
]. Relatively mesic, semi-open secondary-growth forests, in meadows, and along margins of mixed coniferous and broad-leaved forests, rarely along dry roadsides; at elevations up to 900 metres[
628
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Volume 84
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1997
ISBN
 
Description
Includes a treatment of the genus Styrax in Central America.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a moist loamy soil[
138
Title
Growing from Seed. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Bird. R. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1989
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation.
] though it succeeds in most soils[
1
Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
].

Edible Uses

Leaves and young plants - cooked[
105
Title
Tanaka's Cyclopedia of Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Tanaka. T. & Nakao S.
Publisher
Keigaku Publishing; Tokyo
Year
1976
ISBN
-
Description
The most comprehensive list of edible plants I've come across. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. Not for the casual reader.
,
177
Title
Plants for Human Consumption.
Publication
 
Author
Kunkel. G.
Publisher
Koeltz Scientific Books
Year
1984
ISBN
3874292169
Description
An excellent book for the dedicated. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover. Keep the compost moist. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks at 15°c[
138
Title
Growing from Seed. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Bird. R. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1989
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation.
]. Grow on in cool conditions, about 10°c[
138
Title
Growing from Seed. Volume 3.
Publication
 
Author
Bird. R. (Editor)
Publisher
Thompson and Morgan.
Year
1989
ISBN
-
Description
Very readable magazine with lots of information on propagation.
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring. This should be done at least every 3 years in order to maintain the vigour of the plant.
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