Coleus hereroensis (Engl.) A.J.Paton

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Coleus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

Coleus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

Coleus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

Coleus hereroensis

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Coleus myrianthus (Briq.) Brenan
Plectranthus hereroensis Engl.
Plectranthus myrianthus Briq.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Tall annual or weakly perennial herb up to 1.2 m, sometimes taller. Leaves ovate to ovate-triangular; undersurface with reddish or brown gland dots. Inflorescences terminal, tall and many-flowered. Flowers pale to deep blue, rarely white.
Derivation of specific name: hereroensis: from Hereroland in Namibia, inhabited by the Herero people
Habitat: On rocky, wooded hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Jun
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 June 2012

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 44. as Plectranthus hereroensis

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29. as Plectranthus hereroensis

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 341. as Plectranthus hereroensis (Includes a picture).

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 hereroensis

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 256 - 257. as Plectranthus hereroensis

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 79. as Plectranthus hereroensis

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 93. as Plectranthus hereroensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coleus hereroensis
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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: Species information: Coleus hereroensis., retrieved 13 April 2024

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