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7. Salvia tebesana Bunge in Mem. Acad. Sc. Petersbg. Ser. 7, 21: 52. 1873. Hedge in Rech. f., Fl. Iran 150: 430, t. 466. 1982.

I.C. Hedge

  • Salvia lacei Mukerjee

    Suffruticose much branched herb. Stems ± leafy, ± erect c. 20 cm tall, with a dense indumentum of eglandular hairs and sessile oil globules. Leaves ovate-rhomboid, c. 3-10 x 2-5 mm, entire, obtusely serrate or ± flat rarely slightly convoluted, eglandular-pilose with numerous sessile oil globules; petiole 2-7 mm. Inflorescence usually branched; verticillasters distant below, congested above, 2-4-flowered. Bracts and bracteoles present. Pedicels 1.5-2.5 mm in flower to c. 3 mm and recurved in fruit. Calyx tubular-campanulate, 3-4 mm in flower and c. 6 mm in fruit, with a ± dense villous indumentum of long eglandular hairs and numerous sessile oil globules; upper lip of 3 subequal obtuse teeth; lower lip with c. 2.5 mm teeth. Corolla pale lilac or whitish (?), c. 6 mm long; tube straight, exannulate or incompletely annulate, upper lip straight shorter than lower. Lower theca fertile. Nutlets smooth, black, ± trigonous, c. 2 x 1 mm.

    Syntype: [Iran] in praeruptis calcareis supra Tebbes et prope Meibut inter Jezd et Isfahan, Mai 1859, Bunge & Bienert [G!, P!] nec non in rupe Tacht-i Rustam prope Isfahan, Bode [G!].

    Distribution: Iran, SE Afghanistan, Pakistan.

    An imperfectly known species related to Salvia santolinifolio and macilenta; differing from the former in the flat, ovate leaves and from the latter in the leafy stems. Further gatherings and field studies are needed.


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