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77a. Artemisia indica var. indica

五月艾(原变种) wu yue ai (yuan bian zhong)

Absinthium moxa Besser; Artemisia asiatica Nakai ex Pampanini; A. dubia Wallich ex Besser f. communis Pampanini; A. dubia var. compacta Pampanini; A. dubia f. congesta Pampanini; A. dubia var. gracilis Pampanini; A. dubia var. grata (Wallich ex Besser) Pampanini; A. dubia f. leptostachya (Candolle) Pampanini; A. dubia var. multiflora (Wallich ex Besser) Pampanini; A. dubia var. orientalis Pampanini, p.p.; A. dubia var. septentrionalis Pampanini; A. grata Wallich ex Besser; A. indica var. heyneana Wallich ex Besser; A. indica var. multiflora Wallich ex Besser; A. indica var. nepalensis Besser; A. leptophylla D. Don; A. leptostachya Candolle; A. longiflora Pampanini; A. nilagirica (C. B. Clarke) Pampanini f. lobata Pampanini; A. pleiocephala Pampanini var. grandis Pampanini; A. princeps Pampanini var. orientalis (Pampanini) H. Hara; A. vulgaris Linnaeus var. indica (Willdenow) Maximowicz; A. vulgaris var. vulgatissima Besser, p.p.; A. wallichiana Besser.

Branches 10-15(-20) cm. Leaves abaxially densely arachnoid tomentose; lobules acute apically, narrowly winged at midvein. Capitula in broad or somewhat broad panicles.

Roadsides, forest margins, slopes, shrublands; low to middle elevations. Anhui, Fujian, S Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, S Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, SE Nei Mongol, S Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, SE Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Philippines, N Thailand, Vietnam; North and Central America, Oceania].

Material from SE Asia formerly included within Artemisia dubia belongs to A. indica var. indica.

Artemisia indica var. indica is used medicinally; in particular, the root is used for a tonic for the kidneys.


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