Genus: Coleus Lour.

Possible synonym of: Plectranthus LʼHér.

Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Ocimeae
Subtribe: Plectranthinae
Genus number: 14058
Last updated: 05-Sep-2019
Accession Count: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Codd, L. E. 1975. Plectranthus (Labiatae) and allied genera in southern Africa. Bothalia 11:387.
  2. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flora of southern Africa.
  3. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  4. Paton, A. et al. 2018. Phylogenetic study of Plectranthus, Coleus and allies (Lamiaceae): Taxonomy, distribution and medicinal use.. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 188:355-376.
  5. Paton, A. et al. 2019. Nomenclatural changes in Coleus and Plectranthus (Lamiaceae): a tale of more than two genera. PhytoKeys 129:1-158. Note: supports its recognition apart from Plectranthus, see also Paton et al. (2018)
  6. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
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