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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. & E. Ethiopia to N. Kenya.
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

Type
Type: Kenya, Northern Frontier District: Moyale, Gillett 13721 (K!, holo. EA!, LMA!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Possibly a suffrutex to 0.5 m tall with stems arising from a tuberous rootstock
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axis with antrorse and patent glandular and eglandular hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Throat of calyx glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or white tinged with lilac. Otherwise similar to P puberulentus.
Ecology
Cleared mountain scrub; 1050–1150 m
Conservation
Restricted in distribution, but occurring in disturbed habitats so habitat possibly not in decline.
Note
The length of calyx is toward the long end and corolla is toward the short end of the range seen in P. puberulentus. The Kenyan specimens are less glandular than the Ethiopian ones.
Distribution
Range: Ethiopia Flora districts: K1

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Coleus gillettii (J.K.Morton) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gillett, J.B. [13721], Kenya Plectranthus gillettii K000431969 Unknown type material

First published in PhytoKeys 129: 49 (2019)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

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