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This variety is accepted, and its native range is NE. & E. Tropical Africa to DR Congo.
Coleus barbatus var. grandis

[FTEA]

Lamiaceae (Labiatae), A.J. Paton, G. Bramley, O. Ryding, R.M. Polhill, Y.B. Harvey, M. Iwarsson, F. Willis, P.B. Phillipson, K. Balkwill, C.W. Lukhoba, D.F. Otieno, & R.M. Harley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

Type
Type: Sri Lanka, Sita Eleiya, C ramer 3869 (PDA, holo. K!, US, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
An erect, large, and succulent shrub up to 4.5 m tall, frequently around 1.5–2 m
Morphology Leaves
Leaves large, soft, velvety, succulent, and broadly ovate, widest near base, 1.5–20 × 0.8–11 cm, base subcordate to broadly cuneate, more sharply cuneate at petiole
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla (7–)12–26 mm long.
Ecology
Open scrubland or woodland, abandoned cultivation, roadsides; cultivated as a hedging plant; 900–3000 m
Conservation
Least concern; widely distributed
Distribution
Range: Also Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, not seen from Somalia, cultivated in India, Sri lanka, Zimbabwe, South Africa and elsewhere Range: Cultivated elsewhere Flora districts: K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T4 Difficult to determine natural range as it is widely cultivated. U 1–4

Native to:

Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Botswana, India, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Coleus barbatus var. grandis (L.H.Cramer) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Brummitt, R.K. [9933], Malawi Plectranthus grandis 42114.000
Balakrishnan, N.P. [482], Sri Lanka Plectranthus grandis K000820322
Cramer, L.H. [3869], Sri Lanka Plectranthus grandis K000820136 isotype

First published in PhytoKeys 129: 24 (2019)

Accepted by

  • Paton, A.J., Mwanyambo, M. Govaerts, R.H.A., Smitha, K., Suddee, S., Phillipson, P.B., Wilson, T.C., Forster, P.I. & Culham, A. (2019). Nomenclatural changes in Coleus and Plectranthus (Lamiaceae): A tale of more than two genera PhytoKeys 129: 1-158.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R., Harvey, Y., Iwarsson, M., Willis, F., Phillipson, P., Balkwill, K., Lukhoba, C., Otiend, D & Harley (2009). Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-430.
  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R.M., Harvey, Y.B., Iwarsson, M., Otieno, D., Balkwill, K., Phillipson, P.B., Harley, R.M. & Willis, F. (2013). Flora Zambesiaca 8(8): 1-346. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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