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Coleus genus

Coleus hadiensis 'Penge' (Photo Alice Notten)
Common names: coleus
Family: Lamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden June 2020 Coleus is a genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, sometimes with ... often slightly flattened. In the old literature, Coleus and Plectranthus were separated on the basis of the stamens being ...

08 / 06 / 2020 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Coleus amboinicus

Coleus amboinicus
Common names: African thyme, French thyme, country borage, Indian borage, Indian mint, broad-leaf thyme, soup mint (Eng.); Afrika-tiemie, krui-spoorsalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... University of the Western Cape May 2020 Coleus amboinicus is a rapid growing, branched, evergreen, ascending, ... of veins on the lower surface. Figure 2. Coleus amboinicus flowers. The inflorescence is a terminal raceme, 100 to ...

04 / 05 / 2020 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Coleus tenuicaulis

Coleus tenuicaulis
Common names: Angolan blue coleus (Eng.); Angola blouspoorsalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... (November to March in the southern hemisphere). Coleus  tenuicaulis is only known from the highlands of Angola. It was ... 2 000 m above sea level, growing in grassland. Coleus tenuicaulis is a grassland species. It grows on the margin of the ...

08 / 10 / 2018 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Coleus venteri

Coleus venteri
Common names: Sekukuni coleus (Eng.); sekoekoeniesalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... to black, flattened, ovoid, 1.5 mm nutlets. Coleus venteri is very distinct and unlikely to be confused with any other coleus or plectranthus, owing to its uniquely lobed leaves bearing shortly ...

30 / 04 / 2018 | Monique Mcquillan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Coleus esculentus

Coleus esculentus
Common names: wild potato, veld potato, African potato, Livingstone potato (Eng.); veldaartappel, wilde-aartappel (Afr.); itapile (Xhosa); tsenza (Shona); mutada (V
Family: Lamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden June 2020 Coleus esculentus is an erect to trailing, semi-succulent, deciduous, ... the Northern Cape, still make use of wild potato. Coleus esculentus is able to grow in a variety of warm climates, ranging from ...

27 / 07 / 2015 | B Busch | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Coleus madagascariensis

Coleus madascariensis 'Lynne'
Common names: thicket coleus, Madagascar coleus, candle plant (Eng.); ruigtemuishondblaar, Madagaskarmuishondblaar (Afr.); iboza lehlathi, ilozane (isiZulu)
Family: Lamiaceae

... Botanical Garden June 2020     Coleus madagascariensis is amongst the best-known of the Plectranthus and Coleus species. Its herbaceous, well-branched, procumbent growth ...

09 / 06 / 2014 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Coleus hadiensis

Coleus hadiensis inflorescence
Common names: hairy coleus (Eng.); harigesalie (Afr.); ilozane (isiXhosa); lehlati, imbozisa (Zulu)
Family: Lamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden June 2020 Coleus hadiensis is a shrubby or herbaceous perennial, up to 1.5 m tall and 1 ... 8 mm in size, are formed and released when ripe. Coleus hadiensis has a widespread distribution from the Eastern Cape and ...

02 / 06 / 2014 | Mpendulo Gabayi | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Coleus grandidentatus

Coleus grandidentatus
Common names: big-teeth coleus, scented-leaf coleus (Eng.); groottandsalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden
 June 2020 Coleus grandidentatus  is a trailing, soft, semi-succulent, herbaceous ... nutlet, usually with four nutlets per flower.  Coleus grandidentatus naturally occurs in Afromontane Forest, on foothills in ...

19 / 12 / 2011 | Kyle Smith | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Coleus livingstonei

Coleus livingstonei
Common names: hedgehog sage, large hedgehog flower, prickly sage, blue boys, nettle-leaf pycnostachys, dark blue pycnostachys (Eng.); ystervarksalie, groot ystervar
Family: Lamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden June 2020 Coleus livingstonei is an erect herbaceous perennial or soft shrub, 1–2.5 m ... flowering in cold places such as Johannesburg. Coleus livingstonei occurs naturally in South Africa, where it is found in ...

16 / 03 / 2009 | Mandisa Kondlo | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Coleus neochilus

Coleus neochilus
Common names: smelly coleus, blue coleus, lobster flower (Eng.); rotstuinsalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden June 2020 Coleus neochilus is a decumbent to erect, much branched, bushy, aromatic, ... Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana. Coleus neochilus flowers are visited by carpenter bees, bees and other ...

31 / 05 / 2004 | T Mukoma | Lowveld NBG
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Coleus kirkii

Coleus kirkii
Common names: prickly sage, blue soldier sage (Eng.); stekelsalie (Afr.); umvuthuza, uhlalawane (Zulu)
Family: Lamiaceae

... Garden March 2004 updated June 2020 Coleus kirkii is a robust, upright-growing, herbaceous shrub that reaches a ... growth habit and similar-looking foliage. Coleus kirkii has pale blue and mauve flowers densely crowded into short, ...

29 / 03 / 2004 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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