Salvia coccinea Juss. ex Murr.

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Salvia coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Tiger Kloof, Mutare

Salvia coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance to Zona Tea Estates

Salvia coccinea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance to Zona Tea Estates

Salvia coccinea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools

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Erect perennial herb or subshrub. Corolla 20-25 mm, usually a brilliant scarlet, less often pink.
Derivation of specific name: coccinea: scarlet
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical America; introduced as a garden ornamental and naturalised elsewhere.
Botswana distribution:
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 57.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 84. grown in gardens

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 79.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Salvia coccinea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Salvia coccinea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Salvia coccinea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Salvia coccinea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Salvia coccinea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Salvia coccinea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Salvia coccinea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Salvia coccinea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Salvia coccinea
iNaturalist: Salvia coccinea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Salvia coccinea
JSTOR Plant Science: Salvia coccinea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Salvia coccinea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Salvia coccinea
Plants of the World Online: Salvia coccinea
Tropicos: Salvia coccinea
Wikipedia: Salvia coccinea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Salvia coccinea., retrieved 2 July 2022

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