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Seriphidium brevifolium (Wall. ex DC.) Ling et Y. R. Ling


Description from Flora of China

Artemisia brevifolia Wallich ex Candolle, Prodr. 6: 103. 1838.

Subshrubs or shrubs, 15-35(-45) cm tall, gray arachnoid pubescent, later glabrescent. Lower stem leaves: petiole 3-5 mm; leaf blade ovate, 1.5-2.5 × 1-2 cm, 2- or 3-pinnatisect; segments 2-4 pairs; lobules linear, 2-4 mm. Middle stem leaves 2-pinnatisect. Upper leaves and leaflike bracts pinnatisect or entire. Synflorescence a narrow or somewhat broad panicle. Capitula usually 2 or 3 together along branchlets. Involucre ovoid-oblong or ellipsoid, ca. 2 mm in diam.; phyllaries densely pubescent. Florets 3 or 4(-8). Achenes oblong-ovoid or ovoid-ellipsoid. Fl. and fr. Aug-Oct.

Slopes, valleys, saline-alkaline soils; 2700-4500 m. W Xizang [Afghanistan, N India, N Pakistan].


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