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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. Drymosphace
Series: S. ser. Miltiorrhizaee
Species: Salvia bowleyana

Salvia bowleyana Dunn, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 38: 363 (1908).

Salvia miltiorrhiza var. australis E.Peter, Acta Horti Gothob. 9: 143 (1934).

Native distribution areas:

China Southeast (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang).

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

Li, H.W. & Hedge, I.C. 1994. Salvia bowleyana. Pp. 212 in Wu, Zh.Y. & Raven, P.H. (eds.), Flora of China. Volume 17: Verbenaceae through Solanaceae. Science Press, Beijing & Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, ISBN 0-915279-24-X. efloras PDF Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Salvia bowleyana in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 January 17. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Salvia bowleyana. Published online. Accessed: 17 January 2021.

Salvia bowleyana (in Chinese: nan dan shen, nan-dan-shen) is a perennial plant native to China, south of the Yangtze River, growing on hillsides, beside streams, in forests, and in valleys between 30 and 9,600 metres (98 and 31,496 ft) elevation. It is used medicinally in China in the same way as Salvia miltiorrhiza[1] and is often confused with it. Salvia miltiorrhiza's common name is "dan shen", while S. bowleyana's is "nan dan shen", which means "southern dan shen".[2]

Salvia bowleyana grows up to 1 metre (3.3 ft) tall, with flowers that are purple to purple-blue.[3]

Kintzios, Spiridon E. (2000). Sage: The Genus Salvia. CRC Press. pp. 15–16. ISBN 978-90-5823-005-8.
Foster, Steven; Chongxi Yue (1992). Herbal emissaries: bringing Chinese herbs to the West : a guide to gardening, herbal wisdom, and well-being. Bear & Company. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-89281-349-0.
"Salvia Bowleyana". Flora of China. Retrieved 2009-03-27.

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