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Published: 2021-09-09

Salvia fimbriaticalyx, a new species of Salvia (Lamiaceae) from Oaxaca, Mexico

Current address: Instituto de Ecología, A.C., Centro Regional del Bajío, Avenida Lázaro Cárdenas 253, 61600, Pátzcuaro 61600, Mexico. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Apartado postal 70-367, 04510 México, D.F., Mexico.
Herbario de la Facultad de Ciencias (FCME), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado postal 70-399, 04510 México, D.F., Mexico
Sociedad para el Estudio de los Recursos Bióticos de Oaxaca, A. C. Camino Nacional 80-b, San Sebastián Tutla, Apartado postal 71246, Oaxaca, Mexico
Angulatae endemism phylogeny sages Eudicots


In this study, we describe and illustrate Salvia fimbriaticalyx, a new species from Oaxaca, Mexico, which is morphologically similar to Salvia leptostachys, a species from section Angulatae. The new species differs from the latter by having persistent, lanceolate bracts with cuneate base; calyx lobes with a densely fimbriate margin; corolla tube longer (3–3.5 mm long), and the lower lip of the corolla shorter (3–3.5 mm long). Three molecular markers (ITS, trnL-trnF and trnH-psbA) were sequenced for the new species, and its phylogenetic position is discussed.


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