Perovskia

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Perovskia
Perovskia atriplicifolia 4.jpg
P. atriplicifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Genus: Perovskia
Kar.[1]

Perovskia is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. Members of the genus are native to southwestern and central Asia.[2][3] It includes the garden plant Russian Sage (P. atriplicifolia).

The genus is named after the Russian general V. A. Perovski (1794-1857).[4]

Species[2][5]
  1. Perovskia abrotanoides Kar. Tibet, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, western Himalayas of northern India
  2. Perovskia angustifolia Kudrjasch. - Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
  3. Perovskia artemisioides Boiss. - Iran, Pakistan
  4. Perovskia atriplicifolia Benth. – Russian Sage - Afghanistan, Pakistan, western Himalayas, Tibet, Xinjiang
  5. Perovskia botschantzevii Kovalevsk & Kochk. - Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan
  6. Perovskia × intermedia Lazkov - Kyrgyzstan (P. abrotanoides × P. angustifolia)
  7. Perovskia kudrjaschevii Gorschk. & Pjataeva - Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
  8. Perovskia linczevskii Kudrjasch. - Tajikistan
  9. Perovskia scrophulariifolia Bunge - Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
  10. Perovskia virgata Kudrjasch. - Tajikistan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus: Perovskia Kar.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-09-10. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Flora of China Vol. 17 Page 222 分药花属 fen yao hua shu Perovskia Karelin, Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou. 14: 15. 1841.
  4. ^ Gledhill, D. (2008). The Names of Plants (4 ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 297. ISBN 978-0-521-86645-3. 
  5. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Perovskia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 

External links[edit]

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