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Artemisia myriantha Wallich ex Bess. in Nouv. Mem. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 3: 51. 1834. A. vulgaris auct non. Hook.f. Fl. Brit. India 3: 325. 1881. p.p

Herbs, perennial, glandular hairy; stems up to 1 m high rhizome horizontal. Leaves pinnatisect or middle and the upper leaves pinnati-partite, scabrous to glandular hairy above, glabrous or densely pale white lanate beneath; segments irregularly, coarsely dentate-lobed; lower segments rarely lobed; rachis of upper segments constricted. Heads in pyramidal panicles or simple racemes, globose or oblong campanulate, sometimes well spaced. Involucral bracts ovate-lanceolate, obtuse more or less glabrous or hairy; outer herbaceous. Receptacle naked. Outer florets female, fertile; corolla slender, sparsely glanduiar, 3-fid. Disc florets hermaphrodite, fertile, tube small, attenuate, sparsely glandular; limb 5-fid. Achenes elliptic oblong, ca 1.2 mm long, smooth, truncate at the apices, faintly striate..


1a. Leaves glabrous beneath 20.1. myriantha
b. Leaves densely pale white lanate beneath 20.2. pleiocephala

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