Aster species- Paddar valley, Kishtwar, J&K



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Aster species from Paddar valley:  

Kindly confirm the Identification

Bot name: Aster falconeri

Family: Compositae

Location: Paddar valley Kishtwar J&K.

Date: 2nd August 2011

Altitude: 3500 meters asl


Its quite challenging to ID the plant as its in bud condition.  

I have serious doubts about this being Aster falconeri. I am about to post an image of what I THINK is this species. Flowers of the Himalaya describes A.falconeri has having SOLITARY flower-heads (the specimen photographed in Paddar Valley does not). The foliage does not seem to fit either.




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