Coleus gracilipedicellatum (Robyns & Lebrun) A.J.Paton

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Coleus gracilipedicellatum

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Coleus gracilipedicellatum

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Coleus gracilipedicellatum

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Coleus elegantissimus G. Taylor
Holostylon baumii (Gürke) G. Taylor
Holostylon gracilipedicillatum Robyns & Lebrun
Plectranthus baumii G├╝rke
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, 0.6-3 m tall with stems arising from a woody rootstock. Stems erect, rounded-quadrangular, becoming leafless as flowers mature. Leaves ovate, 25-70 mm long, pubescent and with red sessile glands; margin serrate; petiole 2-7 mm long. Inflorescence lax forming a much-branched open panicle; flowers solitary in the axils of bracts. Corolla blue, 13-16 mm long, pubescent with reddish sessile glands.
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Habitat: In open woodland on sandy soils or in rocky areas.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Congo, Malawi Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Botswana distribution: N
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Content last updated: Monday 25 July 2016

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 187. as Plectranthus baumii

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 55. As Holostylon baumii

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 233 - 234. as Plectranthus baumii

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 78. as Holostylon baumii

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Flora of Malawi: Coleus gracilipedicellatum
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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 Botswana: Species information: Coleus gracilipedicellatum ., retrieved 22 June 2024

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