Salvia nilotica

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Salvia nilotica


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
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. Hymenosphace
Species: Salvia nilotica


Salvia nilotica Juss. ex Jacq., Hort. Bot. Vindob. 3: 48 (1777).


  • Salvia nilotica Murray, Commentat. Soc. Regiae Sci. Gott. 1: 98 (1778), nom. illeg. = This name is unplaced.


  • Homotypic
    • Horminum niloticum (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moench, Methodus: 377 (1794).
  • Heterotypic
    • Salvia abyssinica Jacq., Icon. Pl. Rar. 1: 2 (1787), nom. illeg.
    • Salvia spinosa Moench, Methodus: 373 (1794).
    • Salvia parviflora Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 74 (1796).
    • Salvia intermedia Schult., Observ. Bot.: 9 (1809).
    • Salvia applanata Willd., Enum. Pl. Hort. Berol., Suppl.: 3 (1814).
    • Salvia pungens Hochst. ex Benth. in Candolle, Prodr. 12: 350 (1848), not validly publ.
    • Salvia hochstetteri Baker in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 5: 459 (1900).
    • Salvia macrorrhiza Chiov., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 36: 369 (1929).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Eastern Africa
      • Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
    • Regional: Central Africa
      • Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
    • Introduced into:
      • India

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


Primary references[edit]

Jussieu, A.L. de in Jacq., 1777. Hort. Bot. Vindob. 3: 48

Additional references[edit]

  • 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
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Nile sage
français: sauge du Nil, sauge d'Abyssinie
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