The present paper deals on taxonomic status of ca. 76 species (58 species and 18 infraspecific taxon) of genus Artemisia L. in India. The genus displays a huge ecological plasticity, with species occurring from slopes, river banks, roadsides, valleys, canyons, forest margins. The maximum diversity of the species lies in the Western Himalayan region to North Eastern Himalayan region. They are widely occurring in the provinces like Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiri hills), Uttarakhand which have very rich species diversity of Artemisia. Phyto etymology and Vedic nomenclature of these plants, helps to make a bonding between human and plant through their known word root, which conserve the medicinal flora and identifies the plants of this region. Conservation status of all plants also mentioned in the paper.
Acharya Balkrishna, Amita Singh, Bhasker Joshi, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Rama Shankar, Priyanka Tyagi, Anupam Srivastava. Ecology, distribution mapping, Vedic nomenclature and conservation implications of Genus Artemisia (Asteraceae) in India. J Med Plants Stud 2022;10(6):109-126.