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Artemisia lancea Van., Bull. Acad. Geogr. 12: 500. 1903; Ling, Fl. Reipubl. Popul. Sin. 76(2): 99. 1991.

小艾 (矮蒿)

Artemisia lancea

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  • Artemisia feddei Lévl. & Vaniot

    Artemisia feddei Lévl. & Vaniot, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 8: 138. 1910; Li, Fl. Taiwan 4: 787. 1978; Koyama, Fl. Jap. 3(b): 85. 1995. Perennial herbs, 80-150 cm tall, sparsely arachnoid pubescent or glabrescent. Upper surface of leaves glandular-punctate and sparsely arachnoid puberulous or glabrescent, lower surface densely gray or yellowish arachnoid pubescent; basal and lowermost leaves short petiolate, blade ovate, 3-5(-6)×2.5-4(-5) cm, 2-pinnatisect, segments 3 or 4 pairs, lobes linear-lanceolate or linear, 3-6×2-3 mm; middle cauline leaves subsessile, ovate-elliptic, ovate-orbiculate or suborbiculate, 1.5-2.5×0.1-0.2 cm, acute, margins revolute; bracts 3-5-lobed or undivided, lobes and undivided bracts lanceolate or linear-lanceolate. Inflorescences narrowly to broadly paniculate. Heads numerous, dense, ovoid or ellipsoid-ovoid, 1-1.5 mm in diam., involucral bracts sparsely pubescent or glabrescent. Outer florets 1-3. Central florets 2-5. Achenes oblong. Fl. and fr. Aug-Oct.

    TAIPEI: Hsinchuang, Leu 13; Tanshui, Faurie 835. MIAOLI: Yuanli, Peng 11102; Shihtan, Peng 5428. TAICHUNG: Fengyuan, Leu 1503.

    India, Korea, Japan, eastern Russia and China. Taiwan, forest borders, roadsides, grassy slopes, waste areas; low to middle elevations.

    Used as an antifebrile drug.


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