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Salvia divinorum Epling & Jativa

Herba de Maria

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyLamiaceaeMint family
GenusSalviaFrom the Latin salveo, “I am well,” referring to the medicinal properties of some members of this genus

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Rätsch, Cristian, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and its Applications, Park Street Press, 1998, p. 462


Salvia divinorum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Salvia divinorum (herba de Maria)

5/20/2005 · Washington, DC · By Phyzome (uploader)