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Salvia dominica

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. Sclarea
Sectio: S. sect. Aethiopis
Species: Salvia dominica
Name

Salvia dominica L., Sp. Pl.: 25 (1753).
Homonyms

Salvia dominica Sw. = Salvia serotina L., Mant. Pl. 1: 25 (1767).

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Salvia graveolens Vahl, Enum. Pl. Obs. 1: 273 (1804).
Salvia commutata Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec.: 222 (1833).
Salvia syriaca Gouan ex Benth. in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 12: 279 (1848).

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Asia-Temperate
Western Asia
Cyprus, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine.

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

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 25. Reference page. ,

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.
Hand, R. 2015. Supplementary notes to the flora of Cyprus VIII. Willdenowia 45(2): 245–259. DOI: 10.3372/wi.45.45210 Reference page.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Salvia dominica in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 January 5. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Salvia dominica. Published online. Accessed: 5 January 2021.

Vernacular names
English: Dominican Sage

Salvia dominica (Dominica sage, in Arabic ( Maru = مرو or "Khowwekha" = خويخة ), in (Hebrew: מרווה, marva) is a strong-scented perennial shrub found throughout the eastern Mediterranean, especially Jordan[1] Israel,[2] Lebanon and Syria. The branched inflorescence is one of several salvias thought to have inspired the design of the menorah. It grows to about 1 meter in height and width, and blooms in spring or early summer with pale yellow and white flowers in delicate whorls.[3]
Biological properties

A group of Italian and Jordanian researchers isolated twenty-four new sesterterpenes, some of them with interesting biological activity due to their interaction with tubulin-tyrosine ligase (TTL), an enzyme involved in the tyrosination cycle of the C-terminus of tubulin, and inhibit TTL activity in cancer cells.[4]
References
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Field Guide of Wild Flower of Jordan and Neighbouring Countries by Dawud Al-Eisawi
Flowers in Israel
Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.
Dal Piaz F; Vassallo A; Lepore L; Tosco A; Bader A; De Tommasi N (June 2009). "Sesterterpenes as tubulin tyrosine ligase inhibitors. First insight of structure-activity relationships and discovery of new lead". J. Med. Chem. 52 (12): 3814–28. doi:10.1021/jm801637f. PMID 19459643.

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