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.

Zambia: 35 taxa.

Coleus mirabilis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
articulatus (I.M.Johnst.) A.J.Paton N,ELp,McDescription, Image
barbatus (Andrews) Benth. ex G.Don var. grandis (L.H.Cramer) A.J.PatonNN,Mc
betonicifolius (Baker) A.J.PatonB,N,CLp,N,C,WImage
bifidus (A.J.Paton) A.J.PatonWNw,Cb
bojeri Benth.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Lp,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
buchananii (Baker) BrenanN,W,C,ECb,N,E,Lk
caninus (B.Heyne ex Roth) Vatke var. flavovirens (Gürke) A.J.PatonSS
cylindraceus (Hochst. ex Benth.) A.J.PatonSS
decimus (A.J.Paton) A.J.PatonN,WNw,N
defoliatus (Hochst. ex Benth.) A.J.PatonWCb
densus (N.E.Br.) A.J.PatonB,N,W,ENw,Lp,N,Mc
efoliatus De Wild.B,N,W,SCb,N,S,WDescription, Image
engleri (Briq.) A.J.PatonN,W,CNw,Lp,C
esculentus (N.E.Br.) G.TaylorB,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,Mc,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
foliatus (A.J.Paton) A.J.PatonNN
gracilipedicellatum (Robyns & Lebrun) A.J.PatonB,N,W,C,SNw,N,Lk,SDescription, Image
gracillimus (T.C.E.Fr.) Robyns & LebrunN,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,SDescription, Image
guerkei (Briq.) A.J.PatonN,W,CN,C,WDescription, Image
kapatensis R.E. Fr.B,N,W,C,SCb,Lp,N,Mc,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
lasianthus GürkeN,C,SN,Mc,Lk,SDescription, Image
melleri (Baker) A.J.Paton & PhillipsonNN
mirabilis Briq.B,NLp,N,WDescription, Image
modestus (Baker) Robyns & LebrunN,WNw,N
neochilus (Schltr.) CoddCLkDescription, Image
nyikensis Baker[NrEnd]EMcDescription
penicillatus (A.J.Paton) A.J.PatonEE
rhodesianum (N.E.Br.) A.J.PatonB,N,W,C,SN,C,S,WDescription, Image
rotundifolius (Poir.) A.Chev. & PerrotWNw
schizophyllus (Baker) A.J.Paton
shirensis GürkeN,C,EN,E,LkDescription, Image
sigmoideus (A.J.Paton) A.J.PatonN,WNw,NDescription, Image
sylvestris (Gürke) A.J.Paton & Phillipson EMc
tenuicaulis Hook. f.B,WNw
tetragonus (Gürke) Robyns & LebrunB,W,C,E,SC,Lk
thyrsoideus BakerN,W,CCb,N,Mc,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Coleus:

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Flora of Botswana: Coleus
Flora of Caprivi: Coleus
Flora of Malawi: Coleus
Flora of Mozambique: Coleus
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Coleus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2577, retrieved 15 August 2022

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