Salvia misella Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 2: 290 1818. (syn: Salvia obscura Benth.; Salvia occidentalis var. obscura (Benth.) M.Gómez; Salvia privoides Benth.; Salvia riparia Kunth);
S. Florida to Caribbean, Mexico to W. South America: Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela; Introduced into: Burundi, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Mexican Pacific Is., New Caledonia, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Queensland, Rwanda, Solomon Is., Zaïre as per POWO;
Common name: River Sage, Tropical sage, Blue creeping sage

220 ID wild plant Justicia:
Please ID wild plant, very rare,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 08.12.2021, 04.25pm
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: small shrub, erect/obliquely,  branches, semi hard rigid stem 08mm base diameter, roots above base, aromatic, hairy, annual
Height: 02.5 feet
Leaves: opposite, ovate, apex, hairy, aromatic, size:09×5cm or less
Flower: racemose, size(h×b):08×02mm, white with blue, lite fragrant
Fruit: cone shaped green into brown
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s

Salvia misella Kunth

Yes, it is Salvia misella, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,


Lamiaceae ID reg. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Anybody can let me the correct Id of this Lamiaceae member

Isodon coesta,

Looks different from images at Isodon coetsa (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Kudô
Also could not find a match as per comparative images at Isodon.

It is close to Salvia misella– from … as per Lamiaceae member- Kerala ?




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  Flowers of India  Wikipedia
Salvia misella (Lamiaceae)—A new record for Asia from the southern Western Ghats of India– Sunojkumar P and Pradeep A K- Phytotaxa Vol. 230 No. 3: 13 October 2015 (Abstract: The mint family, Lamiaceae is generally regarded as being one of the most highly derived plant families from the viewpoint of floral structures (Hedge 1992). The family is best known for their essential oils common to many members of the family and are a major source of culinary herbs. Within the subfamily Nepetoideae tribe Mentheae, the subtribe Salviineae includes 8 genera with about 954 species in the world (Harley et al. 2004). The genus Salvia L. (1753: 23) alone account for over 900 species in the subtribe and is the largest genera in Labiatae (Mabberley 2008). It is a tropical and subtropical genus mostly found in montane areas with the major diversity in Mediterranean, Central Asia, the highlands of Mexico and the Andes in South America (Rodrigues-Hahn et al. 1992).)

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