Coleus articulatus (I.M.Johnst.) A.J.Paton

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Coleus articulatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Coleus articulatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Coleus articulatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Coleus articulatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

Coleus articulatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Holostylon katangense (De Wild.) Robyns & Lebrun
Plectranthus hockii De Wild.
Plectranthus katangensis De Wild.
Symphostemon articulatus I.M. Johnst.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with several stems up to 35 cm high, sticky glandular with hair-like and sessile yellow to orange glands. Stems usually leafless when flowering, growing from a large fleshy rootstock. Leaves opposite, mostly confined to separate sterile shoots, elliptic, 12-40 mm long, sparsely hairy and glandular-punctate; margin entire or serrate; petiole 0-2 mm long. Inflorescence lax with flowers more or less regularly spaced along the flowering stem on pedicels 4-14 mm long.Calyx 3-4 mm long, densely pubescent with both non-glandular and glandular hairs and sessile glands; lobes more or less equal, triangular. Corolla 10-18 mm long, pale to dark blue, purple or rarely white; upper lip slightly shorter than lower lip; lower lip deeply boat-shaped, enclosing the stamens, sparsely hairy and glandular.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hockii: named after A. Hock, plant collector in Congo who collected the type specimen in 1910.
Habitat: As a pyrophyte in grassland or woodland.
Altitude range: 1500 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 8 September 2018
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 katangensis

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 232 - 233. as Plectranthus hockii (Includes a picture).

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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 articulatus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=207880, retrieved 13 April 2024

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