Coleus Lour.

Description of the genus

Comment: The reinstated genus Coleus now includes many species formerly in Plectranthus.

Worldwide: 294 species in the Old World tropics and subtropics.

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Coleus barbatus var. grandis

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

barbatus (Andrews) Benth. ex G.Don var. grandis (L.H. Cramer) A.J. PatonDescription, Image
esculentus (N.E.Br.) G.TaylorDescription, Image
thyrsoideus BakerDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Coleus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Coleus
Flora of Caprivi: Coleus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Coleus
Flora of Malawi: Coleus
Flora of Mozambique: Coleus
Flora of Zambia: Coleus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Coleus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coleus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Coleus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Coleus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Coleus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Coleus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coleus
JSTOR Plant Science: Coleus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coleus
Plants of the World Online: Coleus
Tropicos: Coleus
Wikipedia: Coleus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Coleus., retrieved 19 June 2024

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