Coleus guerkei (Briq.) A.J.Paton

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Coleus guerkei

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SRGH

Coleus guerkei

Picture: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Coleus guerkei

Picture: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Coleus guerkei

Picture: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Synonyms: Geniosporum paniculatum Baker
Hyptis baumii G├╝rke
Neohyptis paniculata (Baker) J.K. Morton
Plectranthus guerkei Briq.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb 0.5-1.5 m tall with sparsely branched, 4-angled stems arising from a creeping rhizome. Leaves deflexed, with clusters of young leaves in the axils, more or less narrowly ovate or elliptic, 10-20 mm, sparsely pubescent, glandular-punctate; margin serrate, weakly rolled under; petiole 0-1 mm long. Inflorescences mostly on lateral shoots, condensed with 6-10-flowered verticils. Flowers white or pale pink, 3 mm long, pubescent on lobes and tube with pale sessile glands.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wet grassland and swamps.
Altitude range: 900 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Fairl. y widespread in tropical Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,C,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 25 July 2016
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 Neohyptis paniculata

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 259 - 260. Plectranthus guerkei

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 78. as Neohyptis paniculata

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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: Species information: Coleus guerkei.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149730, retrieved 6 October 2022

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