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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. Hemisphace
Species: Salvia napifolia

Salvia napifolia Jacq., Hort. Bot. Vindob. 2: 71 (1773).

Horminum napifolium (Jacq.) Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8: n.º 4 (1768).
Covola napifolia (Jacq.) Medik., Philos. Bot. 2: 67 (1791).

Native distribution areas:

Western Asia
Turkey (Adana, Antalya, Hatay, İçel, İzmir, Kocaeli).
Southeastern Europe
Turkey-in-Europe (İstanbul).

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

Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M. & Babaç, M.T. (eds.) 2012. Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını. İstanbul. ISBN 978-605-60425-7-7. Online edition. Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Salvia napifolia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2018 April 16. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Salvia napifolia. Published online. Accessed: 16 April 2018.

Salvia napifolia is a herbaceous perennial native to Turkey and islands off its west coast, growing at elevations between sea level and 3,000 feet. Its natural habitat is maquis shrubland, rocky slopes, and disturbed roadsides. It was described by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin in 1773, with the specific epithet napifolia referring to the leaves being shaped like a turnip.[1]

Salvia napifolia is small and clumping, with many upright stems, and soft leaves lightly covered with hairs. Widely spaced and dense whorls of flowers grow on 1 foot inflorescences, with several inflorescences coming into bloom at the same time. The tiny flowers are pale lavender to purplish violet, with equal length calyx and corolla, measuring about .5 inch in total length.[1]

Clebsch, Betsy; Barner, Carol D. (2003). The New Book of Salvias. Timber Press. p. 206. ISBN 978-0-88192-560-9.

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