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Artemisia stracheyi Hook.f. & Thomson ex C.B. Clarke, Comp. Ind. 164. 1876; Hook.f., Pl. Brit. India 3: 328. 1881.

Herbs, perennial, dwarf, softly villous tomentose, branched; branches annual, simple, erect, stout from the rootstock; rootstock woody, ca 30 cm long, numerously branched, thick, clothed with sheating bases of old leaves. Radical leaves narrowly oblong in outline, ca 10 cm long, 2-pinnatisect, long petioled; densely villous on both surfaces; segments close set, short, linear or lanceolate, more or less acute. Heads short pedicelled, nodding, forming a simple, terminal, secund, stout, leafless raceme, broadly helllispheric, ca 8 mm in diam. Involucral bracts numerous, obovate, tomentose with braoad brown scarious marg.itls. Receptacle broad. Outer florets female, fertile. Disc florets hermaphrodite, fertile, densely villous; limb 5-fid. Achenes cuneiform, ca 2 mm long, compressed.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, between 5000-5500 m. Jammu & Kashmir.

Tibet and China.

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