Salvia africana

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Salvia africana
Salvia africana


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Subtribus: Salviinae
Genus: Salvia
Subgenus: S. subg. Salvia
Sectio: S. sect. Hymenosphace
Species: Salvia africana



Salvia africana L., Sp. Pl., ed. 2, 1: 38. (1762)


  • Homotypic
    • Salvia africana-caerulea L., Sp. Pl. 1: 26 (1753), expanded from Linnaeus' Salvia afr.caerulea (Sp. Pl. 1: 26, 1753) is contrary to Melbourne Code (ICNafp, 2012) Art. 23.6(c): Salvia africana caerulea is a generic name followed by two adjectival words in the nominative case and therefore is not a validly published name (see alsp IPNI, 2017)
  • Heterotypic
    • Salvia acetabulosa L., Mant. Pl. 1: 25 (1767)
    • Salvia integerrima Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8: n.º 12 (1768)
    • Salvia lanuginosa Burm.f., Fl. Indica, Prodr. Fl. Cap.: 1 (1768)
    • Salvia barbata Lam., Tabl. Encycl. 1: 72 (1791)
    • Salvia rotundifolia Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 74 (1796)
    • Salvia colorata Vahl, Enum. Pl. Obs. 1: 230 (1804)
    • Salvia molucellae Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec.: 216 (1833)
    • Crolocos colorata (Vahl) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 3: 93 (1837)
    • Megyathus acetabulosum (L.) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 3: 93 (1837)
    • Salvia undulata Benth. in Candolle, Prodr. 12: 275 (1848)
    • Salvia subspathulata Lehm., Hamburger Garten- Blumenzeitung 6: 457 (1850)
    • Salvia tauricola Schott & Kotschy ex Boiss., Fl. Orient. 4: 608 (1879)
    • Arischrada molucellae (Benth.) Pobed., Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 9: 247 (1972)
    • Stiefia molucellae (Benth.) Soják, Cas. Nár. Mus., Odd. Prír. 152: 22 (1983)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces
    • Introduced into:
      • Canary Is.

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1–400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Vernacular names

azərbaycanca: Salvia africana-caerulea
English: African sage, Blue sage, Purple sage, Wild sage
español: Salvia africana-caerulea
فارسی: مریم‌گلی آفریقایی
עברית: מרווה אפריקאית
Nederlands: Salvia africana-caerulea
Tiếng Việt: Salvia africana-caerulea
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