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. grandis (L.H. Cramer) A.J. PatonCDescription, 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 Caprivi: cultivated Coleus
Flora of Malawi: Coleus
Flora of Mozambique: Coleus
Flora of Zambia: Coleus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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: Genus page: Coleus., retrieved 30 May 2024

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