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Artemisia brachyloba Franch.


Description from Flora of China

Artemisia licentii Pampanini.

Subshrubs or small shrubs, 30-60 cm tall, with strong woody rootstock, much branched, pubescent; stems glabrescent. Lower and middle stem leaves sessile; leaf blade broadly ovate or ovate, 2-4 × 1.5-2 cm, 2(or 3)-pinnatisect; segments 3 or 4 pairs; lobules narrowly linear or linear-lanceolate, 3-6(-8) × 0.3-1 mm. Uppermost leaves and leaflike bracts pinnatifid or 3-lobed or entire; bracts linear. Synflorescence a narrow panicle. Involucre ovoid or ovoid-campanulate; phyllaries densely white tomentose. Marginal female florets 10-15. Disk florets 20-25, bisexual. Achenes ovoid. Fl. and fr. Jul-Oct.

Artemisia brachyloba is used in anti-inflammatory, antifebrile, diuretic, and anthelmintic medicines.

Sunny or rocky slopes or steppes, Gobi Desert, semidesert steppes; middle or low elevations. Gansu, N Hebei, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, N Shaanxi, N Shanxi [Mongolia].


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