Salvia cana Wall. ex Benth.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Salvia integrifolia Hardw.; Salvia mukerjeei Bennet & Raizada; Stenarrhena lanata D.Don; Salvia lanata Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Salvia cana Wall. ex Benth.
  • Common name : Woolly Sage
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry areas in Himalayas, at altitudes of 1500 - 3000 m.
  • Key identification features : Sepals tube is sticky hairy, ribbed, 2-lipped with spine-tipped teeth. Bracts rounded, broader than long, abruptly pointed. Leaves are only at the base, narrow, oblong-lancelike, without a stalk, mostly 8-15 cm. The leaves are also densely white-woolly beneath, obscurely toothed.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-June
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Dehradun (Chakrata)
    • Jammu and Kashmir : Kashmir
  • Native : India, Nepal, Pakistan, West Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Pakistan to Nepal
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 202
    • Photographs of Shakir Ahmad
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Salvia cana. Downloaded on 17 June 2024.

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