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Salvia adoxoides C. Y. Wu


Description from Flora of China

Plants perennial, rhizomatous. Stems ca. 11 cm, red, glandular pilose, sparsely so to glabrescent basally. Leaves mostly basal, 3-7-foliolate, finely minutely hirsute; stem leaves 1-paired, much reduced; petiole slender, 1-2.5 cm, petiolule 1-3 mm; leaflets subcircular to ovate, less than 9 × 8 mm, abaxially sparsely yellowish glandular, subglabrous or finely minutely hirsute, veins conspicuously elevated abaxially. Inflorescences densely glandular pilose; verticillasters 2-flowered, widely spaced; racemes to 9 cm, pedunculate; bracts narrowly ovate to lanceolate, densely glandular pilose. Pedicel 1-2 mm. Calyx campanulate, ca. 6.5 mm, veins glandular pilose; tube ca. 4 mm, throat hirsute annulate; upper lip nearly semicircular, ca. 1.5 × 4 mm, apex 3-mucronate; lower lip ca. 2.5 × 3 mm, teeth 2, lanceolate, apex acuminate. Corolla white, ca. 9 mm, subglabrous; tube imperfectly pilose annulate inside, nearly included, ca. 6 mm, slightly constricted at hairy annulus; upper lip straight, subcircular, ca. 3 × 3 mm; lower lip almost as long as upper, to 4 mm wide; middle lobe obcordate, 2-lobulate. Upper staminal arms ca. 3 × as long as lower; lower arms sterile, separate; staminodes short clavate. Nutlets obovoid, ca. 2 × 1 mm, apex rounded, adaxially ribbed, blackish brown. Fl. Mar, fr. Apr.

Apparently a very close ally of Salvia japonica but very dwarf.

* Hillside fields; ca. 200 m. Guangxi (Tian'e Xian)


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