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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. Plethiosphace
Species: Salvia canariensis

Salvia canariensis L., Sp. Pl.: 26 (1753).

Sclarea tomentosa Mill., Gard. Dict., ed. 8, 13 (1768).
Schraderia hastata Moench, Methodus 378 (1794).
Salvia lanata Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton 74. (1796).
Salvia canariensis var. albiflora Bolle, Bonplandia (Hannover) 8: 284 (1860).
Salvia canariensis var. candidissima Bolle, Bonplandia (Hannover) 8: 284 (1860).
Salvia canariensis var. villosa Pit. in J.-C.M.Pitard & L.Proust, Iles Canaries 307 (1909).
Salvia canariensis f. albiflora (Bolle) Sunding, Monogr. Biol. Canar. 3: 65 (1972).
Salvia canariensis f. candidissima (Bolle) G.Kunkel, Monogr. Biol. Canar. 3: 65 (1972).

Native distribution areas:

Canary Islands

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

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 26. 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.
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 canariensis 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 canariensis. Published online. Accessed: 5 January 2021.

Vernacular names
English: Canary Island sage
español: Salvia roja, Salvia Canaria, Garitopa, Salvia Morisca.

Salvia canariensis, the Canary Island sage, is an erect perennial shrub native to the Canary Islands. It can reach 2.0–2.3 m in height and 1.5 m width in a single season. The hastate leaves are pale green, and the stems and underside of the leaves are covered with long white hairs. The flowers range from pale purple to deep purple magenta.[1]

Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.

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