Plectranthus comosus Sims

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Plectranthus comosus

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Rd to Domboshawa, Chinamora CL

Plectranthus comosus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Plectranthus barbatus Andrews
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Description: Robust herbaceous shrub. Both green leaved and variegated forms occur, sometimes on the same plant.
Notes: This species is widely cultivated as a garden ornamental and is occasionally naturalised as an escape.
Derivation of specific name: comosus: with tufts formed from hairs, leaves or flowers
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Worldwide distribution: Native to India, probably first introduced into East Africa.
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Plectranthus comosus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Plectranthus comosus
African Plant Database: Plectranthus comosus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Plectranthus comosus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Plectranthus comosus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Plectranthus comosus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Plectranthus comosus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Plectranthus comosus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Plectranthus comosus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Plectranthus comosus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plectranthus comosus
Ispot Southern Africa: Plectranthus comosus
JSTOR Plant Science: Plectranthus comosus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plectranthus comosus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plectranthus comosus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Plectranthus comosus
Tropicos: Plectranthus comosus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Plectranthus comosus., retrieved 27 May 2019

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