Artemisia argentea

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Artemisia argentea


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Anthemideae
Subtribus: Artemisiinae
Genus: Artemisia
Subgenus: A. subg. Artemisia
Sectio: A. sect. Absinthium
Species: Artemisia argentea


Artemisia argentea L'Hér., Sert. Angl. 13, pl. 28. 1788.


  • Homotypic
    • Absinthium argenteum (L'Hér.) Bess., Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 1: 227. 1829. (Often cited with page “272” and given as synonym of Artemisia arborescens)


Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Macaronesia
      • Madeira (Porto Santo Isl., Madeira Isl., Ilhas Desertas)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • The Plant List 2013. Artemisia argentea in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Nov. 16.
  • 2017. Artemisia argentea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Nov. 6.
  • Hassler, M. 2017. Artemisia argentea. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World (2019). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi, J., Penev L., eds. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Nov 16.

Vernacular names[edit]

português: Losna
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