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Salvia broussonetii

Salvia broussonetii, Photo: Michael Lahanas

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 broussonetii

Salvia broussonetii Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec.: 227 (1833).

Salvia bolleana de Noé ex Bolle, Bonplandia (Hannover) 8: 284 (1860).
Salvia broussonetii Bolle, Bonplandia (Hannover) 8: 284 (1860), nom. illeg.

Native distribution areas:
Primary references

Bentham, G. 1832–1836. Labiatarum genera et species: or, a description of the genera and species of plants of the order Labiatae; with their general history, characters, affinities, and geographical distribution. LXVIII + 783 pp. James Ridgway and Sons, London. Gallica Biblioteca Digital Reference page. : 227

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.
Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. 2012. Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Volume 4: Dicotyledoneae: Fabaceae – Nymphaeaceae. Conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève, ISBN 978-2-8277-0126-1, 431 pp. PDF Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Salvia broussonetii 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 broussonetii. Published online. Accessed: 5 January 2021.

Vernacular names
español: salvia orejaburro

Salvia broussonetii is a shrubby perennial native to ocean cliffs of the Canary Islands, and is found on Tenerife and Lanzarote growing in basalt rock. The plant was named after Pierre Marie Auguste Broussonet. It grows about 2 ft tall and wide, with a woody rootstock and sturdy appearance, with large (4 inches long) yellow-green elliptical shaped sticky leaves. It has small white flowers on short inflorescences (8–10 in).[1]

Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.

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