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Taxon: Artemisia absinthium L.

 
Genus: Artemisia
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Anthemideae
Subtribe: Artemisiinae
Nomen number: 4274
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:848. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 11 (9 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (once used to make absinthe, a harmful liqueur, but now only as flavoring)
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Biology of Canadian weeds 66. 1995)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Morocco

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia, [Eastern Siberia] Russian Federation-Western Siberia [Western Siberia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
    • CHINA: China [Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (n.)]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India [Jammu and Kashmir]

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain


    Naturalized (widely natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. BernhardSmith, A. 1923. Poisonous plants of all countries, 2nd ed. Note: poisonous
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  4. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 262.
  5. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  6. Der Marderosian, A. & L. Liberti. 1988. Natural product medicine: a scientific guide to foods, drugs, cosmetics Note: poisonous
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  8. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  9. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  10. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  11. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  12. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Artemisia+absinthium&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  13. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  14. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  15. Hu, S.-Y. 1970. Compositae of China.
  16. Jarvis, C. E. & N. J. Turland, eds. 1998. Typification of Linnaean specific and varietal names in the Compositae (Asteraceae). Taxon 47:353. Note: typification
  17. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. Note: with two varieties
  18. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  19. Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000-. Flora of Siberia (English translation)
  20. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  21. Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975-1979. Flora of Taiwan.
  22. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  23. Ling, Y.-R. 1988. The Chinese Artemisia Linn. - the classification, distribution, and application of Artemisia Linn. in China. Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 8(4):6.
  24. Magness, J. R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States. IR Bull. 1
  25. Maw, M. G. et al. 1995. The biology of Canadian weeds. 77:50-61.
  26. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  27. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  28. Pammel, L. H. 1911. Manual of poisonous plants. Note: poisonous
  29. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  30. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  31. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  32. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  33. Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991-. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes.
  34. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  35. Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually).
  36. Stewart, R. 1972. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of West Pakistan and Kashmir
  37. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.

Check other web resources for Artemisia absinthium L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Euro+Med Plantbase: Information Resource for Euro-Mediterranean Plant Diversity
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Artemisia absinthium cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?4274. Accessed 17 September 2019.