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Artemisia neosinensis, a new name for Artemisia sinensis (Anthemideae, Asteraceae)

BOHAN JIAO, GUOJIN ZHANG, ZHIXI FU, LI SONG, TIANGANG GAO

Abstract


Artemisia Linnaeus (1753: 845) is the largest genus of the tribe Anthemideae (Asteraceae). It comprises about 350–500 species and is distributed mainly in the Northern Hemisphere (Torrell et al. 1999, Shultz 2006, Garcia et al. 2011, Ling et al. 2011). Traditionally it was classified into 5 subgenera, i.e., A. subgen. Artemisia, A. subgen. Absinthium (Miller 1754: unpaged) Lessing (1832: 264), A. subgen. Dracunculus (Besser 1835: 8) Rydberg (1916: 251), A. subgen. Seriphidium (Besser ex Lessing 1832: 264) Fourreau (1869: 89), and A. subgen. Tridentatae (Rydberg 1916: 282) McArthur in McArthur et al. (1981: 590), largely based on floral and capitula characters (Shultz 2006). Although this subgeneric classification was partly incongruent with recent molecular studies (Pellicer et al. 2014), it is still widely used. There are about 217 species in China, representing 4 subgenera (Ling 1991, Ling et al. 2011), the only exception being A. subgen. Tridentatae, which is endemic to North America (Shultz 2006).


Keywords


Artemisia neosinensis, Artemisia sinensis, Anthemideae, Asteraceae, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.267.1.10

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand