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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central African Republic to E. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary and terminal, brittle with calyces falling freely when dry, condensed with adjacent verticils usually touching or sometimes with 1 or 2 remote verticils at base of inflorescence and with flowers arranged in 12–20-flowered verticils, with bracts subtending a sessile, but shortly circinnate cyme of 6–10 flowers; bracts ovate, acuminate at apex, 10–15 mm long, tomentose, ascending or erect and cucullate above protecting young buds and forming an apical coma; pedicels 1–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4 mm long, densely villose, with pale sessile glands; fruiting calyx 6–7 mm long, tubular, straight with pedicel attaching excentrically behind the posterior lip; throat truncate; posterior lip narrowly triangular, horizontal, not decurrent; lobes of anterior lip lanceolate, subulate and bent at apex to form small hooks, lobes sometimes converging towards posterior lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 10–12 mm long, white or pale mauve, densely villose on lobes with pale sessile glands; tube 5–7 mm long, sigmoid; anterior lip 6 mm long, cucullate, enclosing stamens or stamens shortly exserted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal filaments fused
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets brown with darker speckles, shiny, flattened-ovoid, smooth, producing copious speckled mucilage when wet.
Ecology
DISTR. U 1–3; K 3/5; T 1, 4; Central African Republic, Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda and Burundi Grassland or open Acacia woodland; 1100–1800 m
Conservation
Least concern
Type
Type: Uganda, West Nile District: Madi, Grant 732 (K!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial aromatic soft-wooded shrub 1–3 m tall
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, quadrangular or rounded-quadrangular, branching above, with few leaves remaining when flowering, pubescent with short antrorse hairs and pale and red sessile glands
Morphology Leaves
Leaves succulent, ascending, perhaps deciduous before flowering, petiolate or subsessile; blades broadly elliptic to spathulate, 5.5–9 × 2.5–4.5 cm, serrate or crenate, apex obtuse to rounded, base cuneate to attenuate, pubescent, with pale sessile glands; petioles 0–10 mm long

Native to:

Burundi, Central African Repu, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Coleus stachyoides (Oliv.) E.A.Bruce appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Speke [s.n.], Uganda Plectranthus stachyoides K000431983
Speke [732], Uganda Plectranthus stachyoides K000431982 Unknown type material
Robyns, W. [2403], Congo, DRC Plectranthus stachyoides K000431886 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1934: 306 (1934)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Plectranthus stachyoides.]
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Plectranthus stachyoides.]
  • 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. [Cited as Plectranthus stachyoides.]

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0