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Artemisia nilagirica (C.B. Clarke) Pamp. in Nuovo Giom. Bot. Ital. n.s. 33: 452. 1926. A. vulgaris var. nilagirica C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 162. 1876. A. vulgaris auct. nom L.: Hook.f. Fl. Brit. India 3: 325. 1881. p.p

Eng.: Fleabone, Indian Wormwood, Mugwort; Garh.: Kunja; Hindi: Dona, Gathirome, Magtari, Nugduna, Samri and Samri (Dehra Dun); Mar.: Gathona, Surband, Nagdona (Bombay); Nep.: Titapat; Or.: Doyona, Gondhoinaro; Sans.; Barha Gramhika, Vishirnakhya; Tam.: Mashibattiri, Tirunama; Tel.: Devanamu, Mashipatri.

Herbs, robust, more or less slender, hoary pubescent or tomentose, 1 - 1.5 m tall; stems paniculately branched, leafy. Leaves large, ovate-elliptic or prominently lobed, or incised laciniate, up to 18 x 18 cm, prominently nerved beneath, nerves and branches densely tomentose. Heads hermaphrodite, crowded or lax in large, lax or dense, sparsely leafy panicles, globose-campanulate, exceedingly tomentose. Disc florets small; corolla densely minutely glandular, tube gradully longitudinally narrowed from the 3/4 of the corolla, attenuate.


1a. Exceedingly robust herbs; panicles dense 21.1. nilagirica
b. Tall, more or less slender herbs; panicles lax 21.2. septentrionalis

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