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Salvia africana-lutea00

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. Salvia
Sectio: S. sect. Hymenosphace
Species: Salvia aurea

Salvia aurea L. Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 1: 38. (1762)

Salvia africana-lutea, expanded from Linnaeus' Salvia afr.lutea (Sp. Pl. 1: 26, 1753) is contrary to Melbourne Code (ICNafp, 2012) Art. 23.6(c): Salvia africana lutea is a generic name followed by two adjectival words in the nominative case and therefore is not a validly published name (see alsp IPNI, 2017).
Crolocos aurea (L.) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 3: 93 (1837).
Salvia colorata L., Syst. Nat. ed. 12, 2: 66 (1767).
Salvia eckloniana Benth. in Candolle, Prodr. 12: 273 (1848).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Southern Africa
Cape Provinces
Introduced into:
New Zealand North

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

Linnaeus, C. 1762. Species Plantarum, ed. 2, Tomus I: 38. 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.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Salvia aurea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 May 08. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2022. Salvia aurea. 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 08. Reference page. 2022. Salvia aurea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 08 May 2022.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Salvia aurea. Published online. Accessed: May 08 2022.

Vernacular names
Afrikaans: Bruinsalie

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