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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. India.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[KBu]

Suddee, S. & Paton, A. 2009. A revision of Anisochilus Wall. ex Benth. (Lamiaceae). Kew Bulletin 64: 235. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-009-9115-5

Conservation
Fairly widespread in the Deccan Peninsula, least concern.
Distribution
South India.
Ecology
In rock crevices in open places; alt. up to 1700 m. Flowering August – October, fruiting November – December.
Morphology General Habit
Erect annual or short lived perennial herbs, up to 1 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, 3 – 4-whorled, sometimes with axillary young leaves, linear-lanceolate, oblong or obovate-oblong, 30 – 150 × 10 – 15 mm, apex acute or obtuse, base attenuate, margin entire or obscurely crenate, chartaceous, pubescent to silky-villous on both sides, with red sessile glands beneath, lateral veins 5 – 7
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ovoid, 1 – 2 mm long at anthesis, densely villous; fruiting calyx 3 – 5 mm long; posterior lip entire or obscurely 3-lobed, slightly decurved after anthesis, not concealing throat; anterior lip entire or obscurely 2-lobed; tube ventrally saccate above the middle, not constricted at throat, pubescent, with scattered red sessile glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or light blue, 8 – 12 mm long, pubescent, with scattered red sessile glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets brown, globose, c. 0.8 mm in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, mostly simple, occasionally branched; spike-like head often narrowed toward apex in bud and becoming cylindric after anthesis, up to 190 mm long and 150 mm wide; bracts lanceolate, densely pubescent
Morphology Stem
Stems rounded or round-quadrangular, 4 – 6-longitudinally grooved when dry, pubescent to villous, with scattered red sessile glands
Note
When describing Anisochilus adenanthus, Dalzell in Dalzell & Gibson (1861) stated ‘unfortunately the lower part of our specimens has been lost’ in the original publication. There is one of Dalzell’s specimens from Bombay at K with no lower part. The specimen has ‘Anisochilus nov. sp.’ on it with the label ‘Bombay Herbarium of the late N. A. Dalzell. Presented by Mrs. Dalzell, April 1878’. The original description clearly matches this specimen. A. verticillatus which also occurs in the area is reduced to a new synonym. Anisochilus verticillatus Hook. f. (1885: 629); Gamble (1924a: 1127); Mukerjee (1940: 59). Type: India, the Concan, near Dharwar, Bababoodan hills, Bombay Herbarium of the late N. A. Dalzell. Presented by Mrs Dalzell, April 1878, Dalzell s.n. [K!, lectotype chosen here (holotype of A. adenanthus)], synon. nov.
Type
India, the Concan, near Dharwar, Bababoodan hills, Bombay Herbarium of the late N. A. Dalzell. Presented by Mrs Dalzell, April 1878, Dalzell s.n. (holotype K!).

Native to:

India

Coleus adenanthus (Dalzell & A.Gibson) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 2005 s.coll. [129], India Anisochilus verticillatus K000674762 lectotype
Aug 1, 2005 Dalzell, N. A. [s.n.], India Anisochilus verticillatus K000674763 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2005 Ritchie, D. [1985], India Anisochilus verticillatus K000674764 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2005 Ritchie, D. [1985], India Anisochilus verticillatus K000674765 Unknown type material

First published in PhytoKeys 129: 13 (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.

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