Genus: Plectranthus LʼHér.

Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Ocimeae
Subtribe: Plectranthinae
Genus number: 9545
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 63 (27 active, 14 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.9 & App. III)

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code) Art. 14.8, Ex. 7
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Coleus, see also Paton et al. (2018)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 9 July 2020.