Mexico 2013 Flora de San Luis Potosi y Queretaro

Voucher:AN 468

Salvia involucrata Cav.

Location:San Luis Potosi, Xilitla, near La Trinidad.
Coordinates: 21°24'04" N, 99°04'06" W Alt: 1870m

Erect herb 2 m tall. Flowers and deciduous bracts bright pink.
Pinus and Cupressus forest. Growing in rocks with Buddleja, Pinus and Cupressus.

Identification Notes: Verified with M. Epling, C. 1939 'A revision of Salvia subgenus Calosphace' Fedde Repert Sp. Nov. Beih. 110:1-388. Subgenus Calosphace, Section cardinales. Leaves cuneate to rounded at base. Inflorescence with large, pink deciduous bracts. Flowers to 30mm long, upper and lower lip equal. Stamens inserted within upper lip. Style hirsute, stigmatic branches unequal. Connective to 15mm long.

Nova, J.A. de #468      14 June 2013

morphological details

bracts bracts calyx calyx corolla apex corolla apex
corolla tube corolla tube corolla upper lip corolla upper lip style style
style style corolla tube corolla tube stamen stamen
connectives connectives stamens stamens corolla section corolla section
ovary ovary calyx calyx stem stem
adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

additional pictures

bracts flower
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering plant