Plectranthus lasianthus (Gürke) Vollesen

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Plectranthus lasianthus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Plectranthus lasianthus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Plectranthus lasianthus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Plectranthus lasianthus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Plectranthus lasianthus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Coleus decumbens Gürke
Coleus lasianthus Gürke
Coleus menyharthi Briq.
Coleus tetensis Baker
Coleus vagatus E.A. Bruce
Plectranthus tetensis (Baker) Agnew
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Somewhat scrambling aromatic perennial, often mat-forming. Stems up to 50 cm long, succulent, 4-angled, often rooting at the nodes, densely covered with glandular and eglandular hairs and red sessile glands. Leaves opposite, spreading, succulent, elliptic, rhombic or obovate, 10-35 mm long, same hairs and glands as the stems; margin serrate, sometimes slightly rolled under; petiole 0-5 mm. Inflorescence dense spike-like with closely touching or slightly separated 6-flowered verticils; bracts succulent, persistent, erect or soon spreading, elliptic or oblong, c. 10 mm long, often reddish on the margins. Calyx 3 mm long hairy and with sessile glands. Corolla white marked blue, blue or purple, 11-18 mm long with red sessile glands and scattered hairs on the lobes; lower lip 6-10 mm long, horizontal, boat-shaped almost enclosing the stamens.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In Mopane or Miombo woodland, often on rocky ground.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:Mar - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia Zambabwe, Botswana, Caprivi-Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 4 March 2014
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 177 - 178. As Plectranthus tetensis (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 78. as Plectranthus tetensis

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 356 - 357. as Plectranthus tetensis (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 56. as Plectranthus tetensis

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 275 - 278. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 70. as Plectranthus tetensis

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 476 - 477. as Plectranthus tetensis (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 79. as Plectranthus tetensis

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 216. as Plectranthus tetensis


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Plectranthus lasianthus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150000, retrieved 23 November 2017

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