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Artemisia amygdalina Decne. in Jacq. Voy. Ind. 92. t. 100. 1844; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 325. 1881.

Herbs, perennial, large, glabrous; stems stout erect, deeply grooved, many-ribbed, glabrous. Leaves simple, rather membranous, subsessile, lanceolate, caudate, cuneate at the base, acuminate, serrate, 10 - 15 x 1.5 - 3 cm, more or less glabrous above, brown white pubescent beneath. Heads few flowered, sub secund in dense short axillary racemes ovoid, ca 3 mm in diam. Involucral bracts oblong, obtuse, glabrous with scarious margins, 3 x 1 mm; outer with green midrib. Receptacle naked. Outer florets female, fertile, 0.5 mm long. Disc florets yellow; hermaphrodite, fertile, tubular, 2 mm long, limb 5-lobed. Achenes not seen.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, between 2500-3000 m. Jammu & Kashmir.

Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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