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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/4/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/4/2013)
Species Salvia alvajaca Oersted
PlaceOfPublication Vidensk. Meddel. Dansk Naturhist. Foren. Kj0ben- havn 38, 1853.-Fig. 2.
Synonym Salvia ourophylla Briq., Ann. Conserv. Jard. Bot. Geneve 2: 126, 1898. Salvia permixta Briq., loc. cit. 129. Salvia psilophylla Epling, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 67: 527, 1940.
Description Subshrubs, branches hirtellous, to 2 m. Leaves ovate to obovate, acute- acuminate, serrate or weakly serrulate, the bases obtuse, sometimes attenuate or rarely rounded, to 12 cm long and 8 cm wide, sparsely pubescent above and + glabrous beneath; petioles ca 2-9 cm long. Inflorescences verticils, 3-6 flowered, 1-2 cm distant, the bracts awl-shaped and keeled at the base, ca 4-6 cm long, deciduous. Flowers with pedicels 2-6 mm long; calyx tubular, conspicuously 2-lipped, the lower 2-lobed, the lobes lanceolate, the upper lip entire and 3-veined, the tube ca 4-5 mm long, the lobes ca 3-4 mm long, membranaceous, ca 10-ribbed; corolla tubular, white and tinged with pink or blue, the tube ca 8-10 mm long, naked within, the lips ca equal, ca 3-4 mm long, pubescent near the tips; stamens mounted on the corolla throat, the anthers elongate, ca 1.5-2 mm long; style long and slender, ca 10-12 mm long, bifid, the branches unequal. Nutlets (2-)3-4, ovoid, pale brown, ca 1.5 mm long.
Habit Subshrubs
Distribution Apparently only in Costa Rica and Panama.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: Bajo Chorro, Davidson 60 (paratype of S. psilophylla, MO); El Boquete, Maxon 4964 (F); S slope Volcan de Chiriqui, Terry 1304 (F); El Volcain, Chiriqui Viejo Valley, White 99 (GH, MO), 167 (GH); El Volcain, Potrero Muleto to summit, Woodson & Schery 452 (MO); El Volcain, vic of Callejon Seco, Woodson & Schery 485 (MO).
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