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Artemisia tournefortiana Reichnb., lc. Exot. 1: 6. t. 5. 1824; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 324. 1881.

Herbs, annual, erect, glabrous, simple or thyrsoidly branched, ca 1 m high; stems pale white to dull purple. Lower leaves 8 - 15 cm long, 2-pinnatisect, petioled; rachis lobulate; segments obscurely pinnatifid or toothed; upper cauline leaves; 2 - 8 cm long, sessile. Heads greenish white to purple, in dense, axillary, erect, sessile compound thyrsoid panicles 3 mm long. Outer involucral bracts ovate-oblong with white scarious margins, 2 x 1.2 mm, glabrous; inner brvadly oblong with broad scarious margins, 2.5 x 2 mm. Receptacle naked. Outer florets fertile, female, 1.2 mm long, narrow, oblong, slightly glandular. Disc florets hermaphrodite, fertile, tubular, 2 mm long, slightly narrowed to the base, sparsely glandular; limb 5-fid. Achenes brown, oblong, 0.8 mm long, obscurely angled.

Fl. & Fr. Aug. - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, on sandy soil, between 2500-4000 m. Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Pakistan, W. Tibet, Afghanistan and C. Asia.

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