Symphyotrichum pygmaeum

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Symphyotrichum pygmaeum


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Astereae
Subtribus: Symphyotrichinae
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Subgenus: S. subg. Virgulus
Species: Symphyotrichum pygmaeum


Symphyotrichum pygmaeum (Lindl.) Brouillet & Selliah, Sida 21(3): 1635. (2005)


  • Homotypic
    • Aster pygmaeus Lindl., Fl. Bor.-Amer. (Hooker) 2(7): 6 (-7). (1834)
  • Homotypic
    • Aster sibiricus var. pygmaeus (Lindl.) Cody, Canad. Field-Naturalist 68: 117. (1954)
    • Aster sibiricus subsp. pygmaeus (Lindl.) Á.Löve & D.Löve, Bot. Not. no. 128: 521. 1976 (1975)
    • Eurybia pygmaea (Lindl.) G.L.Nesom, Phytologia, 77(3): 261. (1995)

Note: Not formally allocated to a subgenus, although appears to be close to Symphyotrichum yukonense (Brouillet & Selliah, 2005).


Native distribution areas:
Symphyotrichum pygmaeum
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Canada
      • Alaska, Northwest Territorie, Nunavut

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Brouillet, L. & Selliah, S. 2005. Symphyotrichum pygmaeum: transfer of Eurybia pygmaea from the eurybioid grade to the subtribe Symphyotrichinae (Asteraceae: Astereae). SIDA, Contributions to Botany 21(3): 1633-1635. JSTOR


Vernacular names[edit]

English: pygmy aster
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