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Artemisia wallichiana Bess. in Nouvo Mem. S. Nat. Moscow 3: 69. 1834. A. moorcroftiana Wallich ex DC., Prodr. 6: 117. 1838; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 327. 1881. A. brunnea Pamp. in Rend. Sem. Fac. Sci. Univ. Caliari 8: 168. 1938.

Herbs, perennial, hoary or tomentose or glabrous becomming yellow, ca 30 - 60 cm high; rootstock creeping; stems simple below. Leaves 2-pinnatifid, ovate or oblong in outline, white tomentose beneath; rachis pinnatifid; segments spreading, ovate or lanceolate, acute. Heads woolly tomentose or partially woolly pubescent, with 15 - 20 florets, sessile, solitary or in clusters along the racemes, or forming interrupted elongated spikes, broadly hemispheric or subglobose or campanulate, 4 - 6 mm in diam. Involucral bracts 3 x 0.8 - 1.5 mm; outer obovate, white tomentose; inner broadly oblanceolate or narrowly obovate. Receptacle broad, hemispheric. Outer florets female, fertile, slender, ca 1.2 mm long. Disc florets more or less dull purple; hermaphrodite, fertile, 2 x 0.5 mm, fertile, limb 5-fid. Achenes ca 1 mm long.


1a. Heads subglobose, woolly tomentose 32.2. wallichiana
b. Heads campanulate, partially woolly pubescent 32.1. nitida

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