Asteraceae_Aster spinosus

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Family Asteraceae
Basionym Aster spinosus Benth. var. jaliscensis McVaugh
Original Identification Aster spinosus var. jaliscensis McVaugh
Current Taxon Erigeron ortegae S.F. Blake
Protologue Citation Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 9(4): 363. 1972.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 233593
Primary Collector Rogers McVaugh
Collector Number 19049
Collection Date 15 Sep 1960
Country Mexico
Province/State Nayarit
Plant Location Notes Steep mountainsides 2 miles northeast of Santa Maria del Oro, in the basin of La Laguna; oak forest near summits, and tropical forest with Ficus, Brosimum, below; elevation ca. 1000 m.
Plant Description Notes Abundant among rocks in stream bed, elevation 800 m. Shrub 1 m. high, many-stemmed; rays white, disk yellow.
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Broad geographical location North America
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