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: 31 taxa.

Coleus lanuginosus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
amboinicus Lour.E
barbatus (Andrews) Benth. ex G.Don var. barbatus CDescription, Image
bojeri Benth.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
buchananii (Baker) BrenanN,C
caninus (B.Heyne ex Roth) Vatke var. flavovirens (Gürke) A.J.PatonW,C,E
caudatus (S.Moore) E.Downes & I.Darbysh.[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription, Image
cylindraceus (Hochst. ex Benth.) A.J.PatonN,W,C,E
dolichopodus (Briq.) A.J.PatonE
efoliatus De Wild.N,W,CDescription, Image
esculentus (N.E.Br.) G.TaylorN,W,C,EDescription, Image
gracilipedicellatum (Robyns & Lebrun) A.J.PatonN,CDescription, Image
gracillimus (T.C.E.Fr.) Robyns & LebrunN,CDescription, Image
grandidentatus (Gürke) A.J.PatonS
guerkei (Briq.) A.J.PatonN,C,EDescription, Image
hadiensis (Forssk.) A.J.PatonN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
hereroensis (Engl.) A.J.PatonN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
kapatensis R.E. Fr.N,C,EDescription, Image
lanuginosus Hochst. ex Benth.EDescription, Image
lasianthus GürkeN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
longipetiolatus GürkeE
neochilus (Schltr.) CoddN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pentheri GürkeW
porphyranthus (T.J.Edwards & N.R.Crouch) A.J.Paton[End][LR-lc]W,SDescription, Image
rhodesianum (N.E.Br.) A.J.PatonN,W,C,EDescription, Image
rotundifolius (Poir.) A.Chev. & PerrotE
sanguineus (Britten) A.J.PatonN,C,E,SDescription, Image
sessilifolius (A.J.Paton) A.J.Paton [NrEnd]EDescription, Image
shirensis GürkeN,EDescription, Image
tetragonus (Gürke) Robyns & LebrunN,W,C,S
thyrsoideus BakerEDescription, Image
welwitschii Briq.E

Other sources of information about Coleus:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Coleus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Coleus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Coleus
Wikipedia: Coleus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coleus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Coleus

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: Genus page: Coleus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2577, retrieved 4 October 2022

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