return to: checklist; keys; key 1; family Lamiaceae

Salvia coccinea Juss. ex Murr.; chak tsits

Herb; all parts fragrant; leaves opposite, simple, ovate, base obtuse, margin toothed, apex acute; flowers in loose whorls (verticels) at the ends of stems; calyx green, bilabiate; corolla tubular, bright red, bilabiate; fruit 4 nutlets enclosed within the persistent calyx.

Additional images: