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Salvia bulleyana

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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. Salvia
Sectio: S. sect. Eurysphace
Subsectio: S. subsect. Perennes
Series: S. ser. Castaneae
Species: Salvia bulleyana

Salvia bulleyana Diels, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 5: 233 (1912).

Typus: China: Yunnan: Dali Range eastern flank, rocky pasture, 2100-2450 m. June 1906. G.Forrest 4546. (Holotype: E).

Native distribution areas:

China South-Central (Yunnan).

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

Diels, F.L.E., 1912. Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 5: 233

Additional references

Li, H.W. & Hedge, I.C. 1994. Salvia bulleyana. Pp. 208 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 bulleyana in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 January 17. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Salvia bulleyana. Published online. Accessed: 17 January 2021.

Salvia bulleyana is a perennial plant that is native to Yunnan province in China, growing on hillsides at 2,100 to 3,400 m (6,900 to 11,200 ft) elevation. S. bulleyana grows on a few branched stems with ovate to ovate-triangular leaves.

Inflorescences are 4 flowered verticillasters in loose racemes or panicles that are 15 to 30 cm (5.9 to 11.8 in), with a purple-blue corolla that is 2 cm (0.79 in).[1]

S. bulleyana is closely related to and commonly mistaken for another Yunnan Salvia, Salvia flava. In Great Britain and the U.S. nursery trade, S. flava is often sold as S. bulleyana. The flowers of S. bulleyana are purple-blue with no spotting, while S. flava has yellow to yellow-brown flowers with a purple spot on the lower lip.[2]

"Lamiaceae" (PDF). Flora of China. Harvard University. 17: 160. 1994. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-07-14.
Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.

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