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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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Introduced
Description:
Erect perennial herb or subshrub. Corolla 20-25 mm, usually a brilliant scarlet, less often pink.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: coccinea: scarlet
Habitat: A weed of disturbed ground, roadsides and degraded woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical America; introduced as a garden ornamental and naturalised elsewhere.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Sunday 8 July 2012
Literature:

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 Botswana: Salvia coccinea
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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Salvia coccinea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Salvia coccinea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Salvia coccinea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Salvia coccinea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Salvia coccinea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Salvia coccinea
Ispot Southern Africa : Salvia coccinea
JSTOR Plant Science: Salvia coccinea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Salvia coccinea
Tropicos: Salvia coccinea
West African Plants database: Salvia coccinea


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Salvia coccinea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149440, retrieved 26 September 2016

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