Taxon: Salvia coccinea Buc'hoz ex Etl.

Genus: Salvia
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
  Subfamily: Nepetoideae
      Tribe: Mentheae
Nomen number: 32923
Place of publication: Comm. Salvia 23. 1777
Name Verified on: 07-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Apr-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


    . exact native range obscure


  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Mississippi, - South Carolina
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Central America: Belize; El Salvador; Guatemala
    • Western South America: Colombia; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia, - Lord Howe Island; Norfolk Island
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Niue; Tonga

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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Check other web resources for Salvia coccinea Buc'hoz ex Etl. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Salvia coccinea cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.