Eastern Mojave Vegetation Bentham's (1833) description of Salvia nivea  
 

 

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  Lamiaceae Salvia nivea
25. S. nivea (Thunb. Prodr. Fl. Cap. 96).
S. lanceolata. Lam. Ill. 1. 72. sec. Vahl.
Hab. ad Caput Bonĉ Spei Thunberg.
“S. foliis lanceolatis integerrimis albo-tomentosis, ramis divaricatis.” — Thunb. l. c.
“Caulis erectus, 3-pedalis. Rami et ramuli decussati, tetragoni, sulcati, inferne glabri, superne tomentosi. Folia opposita, petiolata, acuta, parum rugosa, convoluta, nivea, patula, internodiis breviora, pollicaria. Flores oppositi vel subpaniculati in apicibus ramulorum. Calyces hirti. Corollĉ purpureĉ, calyce duplo longiores. Similis S. aureĉ et chamĉeleagneĉ, sed distinguitur facile foliis lanceolatis niveis.” — Thunb. Fl. Cap. MSS. ex Rœm. et Schult. Syst. Mant. 1.

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