Coleus kapatensis R.E. Fr.

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Coleus kapatensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Coleus kapatensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Coleus kapatensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Coleus kapatensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Coleus kapatensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Coleus kapatensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Coleus kapatensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Northern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Plectranthus kapatensis (R.E. Fr.) J.K. Morton
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial, up to 1 m high, growing from a small tuber. Leaves in whorls of three, sessile, elliptic, 2.5-6.5 cm long, sparsely pubescent and with scattered gland dots; margin toothed. Leafy stems usually with axillary whorls of bulbils, 7-15 mm long, covered in short hairs and longer, swollen-based hooked hairs. Plants leafless when flowering. Inflorescences in opposite branches or sometimes in threes; flowers in 1-6-flowered verticels set 1-2 cm apart. Corolla purple or pale blue, 14-20 mm long.
Type location:
Zambia, Bangweulu
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kapatensis: of the Kapata Peninsula, Bangweulu in Zambia, where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: In miombo woodland, by roadsides and on rocky outcrops
Altitude range: 0 - 800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lp,N,Mc,Lk,S,W
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 188. as Plectranthus kapatensis

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 kapatensis

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 242 - 243. as Plectranthus kapatensis

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 70. as Plectranthus kapatensis

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coleus kapatensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Coleus kapatensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coleus kapatensis
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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 kapatensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149890, retrieved 25 September 2022

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