9358.000 Artemisia L.

Description of the genus

Strongly aromatic, usually canescent, herbs or subshrubs. Leaves alternate, deeply pinnately dissected (in ours). Capitula small, numerous, usually pendulous, heterogamous with female ray florets and bisexual disk florets, or homogamous with female ray florets 0. Phyllaries few-seriate with membranous margin. Pappus 0.

Derivation of name: from the Greek goddess Artemis.

Worldwide: c.350 species in north temperate zones, S America and southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Artemisia afra

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
afra Jacq. ex Willd.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
sp.no.1 (Stent in GHS 5793)C

Other sources of information about Artemisia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Artemisia
Flora of Malawi: Artemisia
Flora of Zambia: Artemisia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Artemisia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Artemisia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Artemisia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Artemisia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Artemisia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Artemisia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Artemisia
JSTOR Plant Science: Artemisia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Artemisia
Plants of the World Online: Artemisia
Tropicos: Artemisia
Wikipedia: Artemisia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Artemisia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1545, retrieved 31 May 2024

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