Coleus kapatensis R.E. Fr.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (7)

Coleus kapatensis

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

Coleus kapatensis

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

Coleus kapatensis

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

Coleus kapatensis

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

Coleus kapatensis

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

Coleus kapatensis

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

Coleus kapatensis

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

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Plectranthus kapatensis (R.E. Fr.) J.K. Morton
Common names:
Frequency:
Status:
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.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kapatensis: of the Kapata Peninsula, Bangweulu in Zambia, where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution:
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
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

Other sources of information about Coleus kapatensis:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Coleus kapatensis
Flora of Zambia: Coleus kapatensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Coleus kapatensis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coleus kapatensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Coleus kapatensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Coleus kapatensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Coleus kapatensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Coleus kapatensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coleus kapatensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Coleus kapatensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coleus kapatensis
Plants of the World Online: Coleus kapatensis
Tropicos: Coleus kapatensis
Wikipedia: Coleus kapatensis


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: Species information: Coleus kapatensis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149890, retrieved 22 July 2024

Site software last modified: 3 April 2018 9:36pm
Terms of use