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Artemisia filiformilobulata Ling & Puri in Guihaia 5(1): 1. 1985.

Herbs, perennial; stems, pale yellow or brown purple erect, striate; upper flowering branches 3 - 10 cm long, puberulous or glabrescent. Lower cauline leaves few, middle and upper leaves (3-)-2-pinnatisect, ovate or more or less rotund in outline, 3.5 - 4.5 x 3.5 - 4 5 cm, sparsely white-punctate above, arachnoid tomentose or more or less glabrescent beneath, subsessile; segments 0.8 - 1.8 x 0.5 - 1.5 mm; primary segments 4 - 6; secondary segments 1 - 2, filiform, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, acuminate; basal segments stipliliform, margins revolute. Floral leaves 1 - 2 -pinnatisect, sessile; segments filiform- lanceolate. Heads sessile in narrow panicles or densely spiked in upper branches ovoid- campanulate or ovoid, 1.5 - 2 mm in diam. Involucral bracts 3-seriate; outer lanceolate, dorsally puberulous or more or less glabrescent with narrow membranous margins, midrib green; middle and inner oblong-ovate, membranous, glabrous. Receptacle minute, naked. Outer florets 5 - 7, female; corolla narrowly tubular, 3 - 2-1-dentate. Disc florets 8 - 12, hermaphrodite, tubular; limb 5-dentate. Anther apices triangular, acute. Style branches truncately penicillate. Achenes minute, long-ovoid or elliptic-ovoid.

Fl. & Fr. Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas at 5000 m. Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh (Gangotri).

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