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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
Henry et al. (1987) record this species as rare and endangered; although Matthew (1999) describes it as common in the Pulney hills.
Distribution
India (Deccan Peninsula, Tamilnadu).
Ecology
On exposed rocks with thin layer of soil; alt. 1800 – 2200 m. Flowering November – March, fruiting December – April.
Morphology General Habit
Erect or ascending stout undershrub, up to 1 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, opposite decussate or whorled, obovate or oblanceolate, 8 – 20 × 4 – 8 mm, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margin entire, subcoriaceous, densely silvery- or tawny-tomentose on both sides, veins and reticulation invisible
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ovoid, c. 1 mm long at anthesis, densely tomentose; fruiting calyx obliquely 5-toothed, 3 – 4 mm long; posterior lip oblong, entire or obscurely 3-lobed at apex, erect or slightly decurved; anterior lip truncate or obscurely and obliquely 2-lobed; tube ventrally saccate above the middle, not constricted at throat, densely silvery or tawny tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla purple, 3 – 4 mm long, pubescent, with spare red sessile glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets brown, ovoid, 1 – 1.2 × 0.6 – 1 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, simple; spike-like head almost cylindric in bud and fruit, up to 100 mm long and 10 mm wide; bracts ovate, longer than calyx, densely silvery or tawny tomentose
Morphology Stem
Stems round-quadrangular, silvery or tawny tomentose, with sessile glands, internodes short, often longitudinally grooved when dry
Type
India, Madras, Pulney Hills, Kodaikanal Ghat new road, 29 Dec. 1898, Bournes 1441C (K!, lectotype chosen here; isolectotype K!).

Native to:

India

Coleus argenteus (Gamble) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 17, 2005 Bourne, A. G. [1441], Tamil Nadu Anisochilus argenteus K000674753 lectotype
Aug 17, 2005 Bourne, A. G. [1441], Tamil Nadu Anisochilus argenteus K000674754 isolectotype
Jan 1, 2005 Bourne, A.G. [885], Tamil Nadu Anisochilus argenteus K000674755 paralectotype
Jan 1, 2005 Bourne, A. G. [1441], Tamil Nadu Anisochilus argenteus K000674758 lectotype
Jan 1, 2005 Bourne, A. G. [1036], Tamil Nadu Anisochilus argenteus K000674757 lectotype
Jan 1, 2005 Bourne, A. G. [1441], Tamil Nadu Anisochilus argenteus K000674756 lectotype

First published in PhytoKeys 129: 20 (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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