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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Himalaya.

[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
Only recorded from 5 localities, more or less linearly arranged, the extent of occurrence being around 500 km2. The species is likely to be threatened by habitat destruction in the east of the range at least. A VU D2 assessment is given and a more threatened category is possible given the small extent of occurrence. Further data gathering is necessary to establish the extent of habitat reduction.
Distribution
India (Assam), Bhutan.
Ecology
On limestone rocks in open areas; alt. 1000 – 1800 m. Flowering July – October, fruiting November – January.
Morphology General Habit
Erect annual herbs, up to 1.20 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, opposite decussate, ovate or ovate-elliptic, 40 – 110 × 35 – 75 mm, apex acute or obtuse, base rounded or shortly cuneate, margin crenate-dentate, membranous, densely and softly pubescent, velvety to touch, with red sessile glands on both sides, lateral veins 6 – 9; petiole slender, up to 50 mm long, pubescent to villous, with red sessile glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ovoid, 2 – 3 mm long at anthesis, pubescent; fruiting calyx 3.5 – 4.5 mm long; posterior lip 1-lobed, ovate, deflexed and concealing throat, pubescent; anterior lip truncate or obscurely toothed, membranous, adpressed on tube; tube ventrally saccate around the middle, constricted at throat, villous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale purple, 8 – 10 mm long, pubescent to villous, with red sessile glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets dark brown, ellipsoid, 0.6 – 0.8 mm in diameter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal and axillary, branched; spike-like head often tetragonal with rows of bracts in bud and becoming cylindric after anthesis, up to 70 mm long and 12 mm wide; bracts ovate or lanceolate, pubescent
Morphology Stem
Stems quadrangular, pubescent to villous, with or without sessile glands, base of stem often sulcate when dry
Note
Close to Anisochilus carnosus. The major difference is the long soft hairs on stems and leaves.
Type
Bhutan, Khoma, 27°39′N 91°12′E, open spaces, 1219 m, 21 July 1949, Ludlow, Sherriff & Hicks 20927 (holotype BM!).

Native to:

East Himalaya

Coleus mitis (R.A.Clement) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

First published in PhytoKeys 129: 75 (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

  • Suddee, S. & Paton, A. (2009). A revision of Anisochilus Wall. ex Benth. (Lamiaceae) Kew Bulletin 64: 235-257.

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 Bulletin
Kew Bulletin
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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