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.

Malawi: 26 taxa.

Coleus daviesii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alpinus VatkeN
articulatus (I.M.Johnst.) A.J.Paton NDescription, Image
autranii Briq.SDescription, Image
bojeri Benth.Description, Image
buchananii (Baker) Brenan
coeruleus GürkeN
crassus (N.E.Br.) Culham[End]S
daviesii E.A. Bruce[NrEnd]NDescription, Image
esculentus (N.E.Br.) G.TaylorN,C,SDescription, Image
gracilipedicellatum (Robyns & Lebrun) A.J.PatonN,CDescription, Image
guerkei (Briq.) A.J.PatonN,C,SDescription, Image
hadiensis (Forssk.) A.J.PatonDescription, Image
kapatensis R.E. Fr.Description, Image
lasianthus GürkeSDescription, Image
megacalyx (A.J.Paton) A.J.PatonN
modestus (Baker) Robyns & Lebrun
nyikensis Baker[NrEnd]NDescription
rhodesianum (N.E.Br.) A.J.PatonN,C,SDescription, Image
sanguineus (Britten) A.J.PatonDescription, Image
schizophyllus (Baker) A.J.PatonN
shirensis GürkeN,C,SDescription, Image
sigmoideus (A.J.Paton) A.J.PatonNDescription, Image
sylvestris (Gürke) A.J.Paton & Phillipson
tenuicaulis Hook. f.N,C
thyrsoideus BakerDescription, Image
zombensis (Baker) Mwany.[End]S

Other sources of information about Coleus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Coleus
Flora of Caprivi: Coleus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Coleus
Flora of Mozambique: Coleus
Flora of Zambia: Coleus
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Coleus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2577, retrieved 13 April 2024

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