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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

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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: Tanzania, Njombe District: Kipengere, Goetze 960 (B†, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial with probably a single stem arising from the ground but with underground parts unknown, ± 0.2 m tall, not reported as aromatic
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, quadrangular, branching or not, terminating in a leafy sterile portion, pubescent with retrorse eglandular hairs becoming densely pubescent with bluish, glandular patent hairs on the inflorescence axis
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spreading or deflexed, petiolate or subsessile; blades conduplicate on drying, elliptic, 5–15 × 3–5 mm, margin slightly thickened, entire or serrate, apex rounded to cuneate, base cuneate, sparsely pubescent, glandular-punctate with pale sessile glands; petioles 0–1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary with flowers single and secund, inserted oppositely, suboppositely or alternately in no particular pattern, ± 5 mm apart; bracts linear to elliptic, ± 1 mm long; pedicels 3–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx spreading, 3 mm long, densely pubescent with bluish glandular hairs and sessile glands; fruiting calyx 5 mm long, deflexed, shortly tubular/turbinate with pedicel centrally at base of calyx; throat truncate; posterior lip triangular, horizontal, not decurrent but with veins between posterior lip and lateral lobes thick; anterior lip with lobes lanceolate, median lobes longer than lateral lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla bright blue, 7–9 mm long, densely pubescent distally with glandular bluish hairs; tube almost straight to very shallowly sigmoid, curving downwards, annulate within at base; posterior lip ascending, ± equal to anterior; anterior lip 3 mm long, deeply cucullate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal filaments fused at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style bifid to 1/3 length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets dark brown with darker speckles, broadly ovoid, 1 mm long, slightly roughened, producing copious brown speckled mucilage when wet.
Ecology
Montane grassland, exposed summits of ridges; 2100–2850 m
Conservation
Possibly Endangered; habitat is likely to be in decline due to agriculture; (EOO 155.052 km2, 9 collections from 5 localities; AOO 368.13 km2 with cell width 11.077 km, number of cells 3, 3 subpopulations based on adjacent cells; 2 subpopulations based on Rapoport distance)
Distribution
Range: Not known elsewhere Flora districts: T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Coleus adenophorus (Gürke) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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