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Salvia algeriensis

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. Plethiosphace
Species: Salvia algeriensis

Salvia algeriensis Desf.

Salvia latifolia Vahl, Enum. Pl. Obs. 1: 271 (1804).
Salvia algeriensis var. mariae Maire & Sennen, Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 26: 224 (1935).
Salvia mariae Sennen, Diagn. Nouv.: 199 (1936).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Northern Africa
Algeria, Morocco

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

Desfontaines, R.L. 1798. Flora Atlantica sive historia plantarum quae in Atlante, agro tunetano et algeriensi crescunt. Tomus primus. xx + 444 pp, 120 pl., Parisiis: Panckoucke. BHL Reference page. : 1: 23

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.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Salvia algeriensis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 May 07. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2022. Salvia algeriensis. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2022. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2022 May 07. Reference page. 2022. Salvia algeriensis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 07 May 2022.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Salvia algeriensis. Published online. Accessed: May 07 2022.

Vernacular names
العربية: قصعين جزائري

Salvia algeriensis is an annual Salvia native to northeast Morocco and northwest Algeria, found growing at up to 600 m (2,000 ft) elevation. In its native habitat, it grows nearly 1 m (3.3 ft) in height (it is much shorter in cultivation), with bright green ovate leaves about 8 cm (3.1 in) long and wide. Each plant produces 3-4 inflorescences up to 15 cm (5.9 in) long, with light violet flowers that have violet specks on the lower lip. The plant has a light scent when crushed, similar to thyme.[1]

Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.

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