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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. 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
Known only from one locality, although more recent collections may exist in regional herbaria. The species can be considered vulnerable under VU D2 and a more threatened assessment may be possible, but further data gathering is necessary.
Distribution
India (Deccan Peninsula).
Ecology
Unknown.
Morphology General Habit
Erect or ascending dwarf undershrub, up to 25 cm tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile or subsessile, opposite decussate, congested at the base of peduncle, oblong-obovate or obovate, 8 – 25 × 5 – 12 mm, apex obtuse or rounded, base cuneate or attenuate, margin entire or obscurely crenate, chartaceous, scabrid above, pubescent with hairs denser on veins beneath, red or golden sessile glands present on both sides, lateral veins 3 – 5, prominently raised beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ovoid, c. 1 mm long at anthesis, densely villous; fruiting calyx 1.5 – 2 mm long; posterior lip shortly oblong, truncate or obscurely 3-toothed at apex, slightly deflexed after anthesis but not concealing throat, pubescent; anterior lip truncate or obscurely 2-lobed, membranous and adpressed on tube; tube ventrally saccate around the middle, slightly constricted at throat, villous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 5 – 6 mm long, pubescent, with or without red sessile glands, colour unknown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets light brown, ovoid, c. 0.6 × 0.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, simple; spike-like head narrow cylindric, up to 80 mm long and 8 mm wide; peduncles slender, up to 70 mm long, rusty pubescent; bracts ovate-caudate, pubescent
Morphology Stem
Stems round-quadrangular or quadrangular, glabrescent to rusty pubescent, rootstock thick
Type
India, Deccan Peninsula, Mysore, Bababoodan Hills, Dalzell s.n. (K!, lectotype chosen here; isolectotype K!).

Native to:

India

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2005 Law, J. S. [s.n.], India Anisochilus plantagineus K000674772 lectotype
Jan 1, 2005 Dalzell, N. A. [s.n.], India Anisochilus plantagineus K000674770 lectotype
Jan 1, 2005 Stocks, J. E. [s.n.], India Anisochilus plantagineus K000674773 lectotype
Jan 1, 2005 Dalzell, N. A. [s.n.], India Anisochilus plantagineus K000674771 isolectotype

First published in PhytoKeys 129: 84 (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.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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