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Artemisia dubia Wallich ex Bess. in Nouy. Mem. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 3; 39. 1834. A. vulgaris auct. non L.: Hook.f. Fl. Brit. India 3: 325. 1881. p.p. A. dracunculus L. var. inodora sensu Pamp. in Nuov. Giorn. Bot. Ital. n.s. 34: 653. 1927. p.p.

Garh.: Chamra

Herbs, erect, glabrous or puberulous to pubescent; stems pale green or sometimes purple, up to 40 cm high, grooved and ribbed. Radical leaves 3-fid or absent; cauline leaves 2 - 7 cm long; lower leaves 2 - 3-pinnatifid or partite; segments linear-lanceoalte to lanceolate, upper narrowly lanceolate, entire, or pinnatisect to trifid acute, glabrous or adpressed puberulous to pubescent beneath; Heads green yellow, glabrous, shining, sessile or shortly peduncled, solitary and distant or in clusters of 2 - 3, forming panicled racemes or slender lax short racemes subglobose to globose-campanulate, ca 1.5 - 3 mm in diam. Outer involucral bracts pale white, oblong, obtuse with pale white to thick brown scarious margins, 1.5 - 3.5 mm long; inner broadly oblong, obtuse, almost hyaline or with narrow scarious margins, ca 2 - 2.5 mm long. Receptacle naked. Outer florets female, fertile ca 1 - 2 mm long. Disc florets hermaphrodite, sterile; bluntly tubular, attenuate, ca 1.5 - 3 mm long, simple or glandular, limb obscurely 5-lobed. Achenes not seen.


1a. Stems pale green, puberulous to pubescent; leaves densely adpressed puberulous to pubescent beneath 9.1. dubia
b. Stems more or less purple, often glabrous, scarcely puberulous; leaves not as above 9.2. subdigitata

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