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Salvia atropurpurea C. Y. Wu


Description from Flora of China

Plants perennial. Stem 1, erect, ca. 50 cm, brown, brownish villous, glabrescent toward base. Petiole of lower stem leaves longest, 12-15 cm, 5-10 mm in upper leaves; leaf blade ovate to broadly ovate, 3.5-10.5 × 2.5-9 cm, finely corrugate, adaxially densely pubescent, abaxially densely gray cobwebby-tomentose, base shallowly cordate, margin double crenate, apex obtuse to acute. Inflorescences densely brown villous, glandular pilose; verticillasters 2-6-flowered, remote basally, crowded apically, in terminal racemes or panicles 6-15 cm; bracts ovate, 0.6-1.5 cm × 4-10 mm. Pedicel 3-4 mm. Calyx campanulate, 1.3-1.5 cm, densely spreading villous on veins, 2-lipped to ca. 1/3 its length; upper lip broadly triangular, ca. 6 × 8.5 mm; lower lip subequal upper, teeth triangular, apex acute. Corolla dark purple, 2.5-3 cm, pilose, pilose annulate inside; tube straight, slightly dilated apically, to 1 cm wide at mouth; upper lip straight, slightly concave, ca. 7.5 × 7-7.5 mm; middle lobe of lower lip obcordate, ca. 5 × 8.5 mm. Filaments ca. 5.5 mm; connectives ca. 8 mm, arms subequal. Nutlets unknown. Fl. Jul.

Only differing from the previous species in indumentum characters.

* Grassy slopes; ca. 3400 m. Yunnan


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