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Artemisia gmelinii Web. ex Stechm., Dissert de Horlem, 30. 1775. A. sacrorum Ledeb. in Mim. Acad. St. Per. 5: 571. 1815; Hook.f., Pl. Brit. India 3: 326. 1881. A. laciniata sensu Hook.f. non Willd.

Garh. (Bhotia): Kalapurcha; Kash. (Ladakh): Burmack, Tatwen; Punj.: Barnak, Chumbar, Jan, Munya.

Shrub like herbs, perennial, erect, sparsely to densely hoary, sometimes glabrescent, 10 - 80 cm high; rootstock woody; branches many from the woody rootstock. Leaves 1 - 6 cm long, 2 - 3-pinnatisect, more or less spreading, long petioled, segments few to many; lobes linear-broadly oblong, obtuse glabrous or sparsely pubescent above, pubescent to tomentose or apparently white tomentose beneath. Heads 6 - 20 flowered, short to long peduncled, nodding, hemispheric in racemose panicles 1.5 - 5 mm in diam. Involucral bracts sparsely to densely hoary tomentose, rarely glabrous; outer green oblong-linear to ovate, with narrow scarious margins, 1.5 - 3 x 0.2 - 0.5 mm. Receptacle small, conic, naked. Outer florets female, 1.5 - 1.8 x 0.5 - 1 mm, fertile; corolla obscurely lobed, gradually expanding to the base. Disc florets, yellow, hermaphrodite, tubular, 1.8 - 2.2 x 0.8 - 1 mm, limb 5-lobed, sparsely glandular. Achenes oblanceolate, slightly curved to the base, truncate at the top, 1 x 0.5 mm, obscurely white ribbed.


1a. Stunted shrubs or small perennial herbs; outer involucral bracts oblong-linear 13.2. minor
b. Large perennials; outer involucral bracts ovate-oblong 2
2a. Leaves hoary or green or white pubescent on both surfaces; heads 15-20 flowered 13.1. gmelinii
b. Leaves glabrous to sparsely pubescent above, hoary to white tomentose beneath; heads 6-12 flowered 13.3. vestita

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