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

[FWTA]

Labiatae, J. K. Morton. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A large shrub 10-15 ft. high
Morphology General Wood
Soft wood
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow suffused with purple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences in a very loose panicle or raceme
Note
Usually leafless at time of flowering
Ecology
In montane forest.

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu

Coleus insignis (Hook.f.) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 2007 Tchiengue, B. [2223], Cameroon Plectranthus insignis K000437340
Jan 1, 1960 Morton, J.K. [697], Cameroon Plectranthus insignis K000029988
Jan 1, 1958 Hepper, F.N. [2162], Cameroon Plectranthus insignis K000029989
Jan 1, 1958 Hepper, F.N. [2162], Cameroon Plectranthus insignis K000029990
Hepper, N.K. [2162], Cameroon Plectranthus insignis 1239.000
Preuss, P.R. [991], Cameroon Plectranthus insignis K000029991
Dunlap [51], Cameroon Plectranthus insignis K000029993
Mann, G. [1257], Cameroon Plectranthus insignis K000029996
Mann, G. [1257], Cameroon Plectranthus insignis K000029995
Mann, G. [1257], Cameroon Plectranthus insignis K000029994
Dunlap [4], Cameroon Plectranthus insignis K000029992

First published in PhytoKeys 129: 60 (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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical 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