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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Compositae
Artemisia

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 845 (1753).

Derivation: Greek and Latin artemisia, the name applied to several species in classical times, after either the goddess Artemis or Queen Artemisia of Caria.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Aromatic herbs and shrubs with non-glandular pubescence; stems woody at the base; leaves cauline, alternate, numerous, pinnately dissected.

Capitula numerous, pedunculate, in terminal inflorescences, small, discoid, heterogamous; involucres hemispherical; bracts herbaceous with scarious margins, imbricate in 2-4 series; receptacle hemispherical, hairy; outer florets female, tubular, uniseriate; corollas narrowly conic with 2 or 3 vestigial lobes at the narrow apex; style branches linear, truncate, papillose at the apex; inner florets bisexual, fertile, tubular; anthers acute at the base with triangular apical appendages; style branches linear, papillose.

Achenes compressed-obovoid, smooth, slightly ribbed, glabrous; pappus absent.

Distribution:  About 400 species, mostly native to the north temperate zone.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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