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.

Caprivi: 28 cultivated taxa.

Coleus esculentus

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
alpinus Vatke
amboinicus Lour.
autranii Briq.Description, Image
betonicifolius (Baker) A.J.PatonImage
bojeri Benth.Description, Image
caninus (B.Heyne ex Roth) Vatke var. flavovirens (Gürke) A.J.Paton
caninus (B.Heyne ex Roth) Vatke[Agg]
cylindraceus (Hochst. ex Benth.) A.J.Paton
defoliatus (Hochst. ex Benth.) A.J.Paton
eminii (Gürke) A.J.Paton
erici-rosenii (R.E.Fr.) A.J.Paton
esculentus (N.E.Br.) G.TaylorDescription, Image
foliatus (A.J.Paton) A.J.Paton
goetzenii (Gürke) A.J.Paton
guerkei (Briq.) A.J.PatonDescription, Image
lasianthus GürkeDescription, Image
maculosus (Lam.) A.J.Paton subsp. edulis (Vatke) A.J.Paton
maculosus (Lam.) A.J.Paton subsp. maculosus
melleri (Baker) A.J.Paton & Phillipson
meyeri (Gürke) A.J.Paton
prittwitzii (Perkins) A.J.Paton
rhodesianum (N.E.Br.) A.J.PatonDescription, Image
shirensis GürkeDescription, Image
stachyoides (Oliv.) E.A.Bruce
stenostachys (Baker) A.J.Paton & Phillipson
stuhlmannii (Gürke) A.J.Paton
sylvestris (Gürke) A.J.Paton & Phillipson
welwitschii Briq.

Other sources of information about Coleus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Coleus
Flora of Caprivi: Coleus
Flora of Malawi: 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 Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Coleus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2577, retrieved 18 July 2024

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