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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
Endemic to the Nilghiri Hills. The extent of occurrence would appear to be less than 100 km2 from the collections seen. The species can be considered vulnerable under VU D2 and a more threatened assessment may be possible, but further data gathering is necessary to establish the degree of habitat loss.
Distribution
India (Deccan Peninsula).
Ecology
On exposed rocks or rocky cliffs; alt. unknown. Flowering & fruiting December – February.
Morphology General Habit
Erect stout undershrub, up to 1 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, opposite decussate, congested at the end of branches, ovate-lanceolate, 20 – 40 × 7 – 15 mm, apex acute, base obtuse or cuneate, margin entire or obscurely crenulate, thick, brownish tomentose above, densely brownish-yellow velvety-tomentose and deeply reticulate between veins beneath, lateral veins 5 – 7, stout and raised beneath; petiole short and stout, up to 10 mm long, tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ovoid, c. 1 mm long at anthesis, pubescent; fruiting calyx 2.5 – 3 mm long; posterior lip shortly oblong, truncate, rounded 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, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white to pale purple, 5 – 6 mm long, pubescent; tube tubular, deflexed from above the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets dark brown, ovoid or ellipsoid, 0.7 – 0.8 × 0.5 – 0.6 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal and axillary, simple or branched, often congested at the end of branches; spike-like head narrow cylindric, up to 70 mm long and 6 mm wide; peduncles long and slender, 50 – 70 mm long, rusty pubescent; bracts minute, early caducous
Morphology Stem
Stems woody, branched, round-quadrangular or quadrangular, glabrescent to rusty densely tomentose with prominent broad circular leaf scars

Native to:

India

Coleus suffruticosus (Wight) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2005 Wight, R. [1437], India Anisochilus suffruticosus K000674769 holotype

First published in PhytoKeys 129: 102 (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.

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 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