Coleus barbatus (Andrews) Benth. ex G.Don
var. barbatus

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Coleus barbatus var. barbatus

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Rd to Domboshawa, Chinamora CL

Coleus barbatus var. barbatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Coleus barbatus var. barbatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harava Dam

Coleus barbatus var. barbatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harava Dam

Coleus barbatus var. barbatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harava Dam

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Synonyms: Plectranthus barbatus Andrews
Plectranthus comosus Sims
Common names:
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
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to India, probably first introduced into East Africa.
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Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 56. As Plectranthus barbatus

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Coleus barbatus var. barbatus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coleus barbatus
African Plant Database: Coleus barbatus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Coleus barbatus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Coleus barbatus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Coleus barbatus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Coleus barbatus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Coleus barbatus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Coleus barbatus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coleus barbatus
JSTOR Plant Science: Coleus barbatus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Coleus barbatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coleus barbatus
Plants of the World Online: Coleus barbatus
Tropicos: Coleus barbatus
Wikipedia: Coleus barbatus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Coleus barbatus var. barbatus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=149750, retrieved 25 September 2022

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