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Seriphidium scopiforme (Ledeb.) Poljak.


Description from Flora of China

Artemisia scopiformis Ledebour, Fl. Ross. 2: 575. 1845 ["scopaeformis"]; A. scopiformis f. longiracemosa Poljakov.

Herbs, perennial, 20-40(-50) cm tall, forming compact tussocks, gray arachnoid pubescent, later glabrescent. Lower and middle stem leaves: petiole 0.5-1 cm; leaf blade elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 1.5-3 × 0.5-1 cm, gray arachnoid pubescent, later glabrescent, 1(or 2)-pinnatipartite; segments 3 or 4 pairs, elliptic or ovate, margin 2 or 3-toothed. Upper leaves and leaflike bracts pinnatipartite, 3-partite, or entire. Synflorescence a somewhat broad conical panicle. Involucre ovoid or oblong, 2-3 mm in diam.; phyllaries gray arachnoid pubescent. Florets 3-5. Achenes obovoid. Fl. and fr. Aug-Oct.

Gobi Desert. E and N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan].


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