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Plectranthus (Labiatae) and allied genera in Southern Africa

L. E. Codd
Bothalia | Vol 11, No 4 | a1482 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v11i4.1482 | © 1975 L. E. Codd | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 November 1975 | Published: 13 November 1975

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L. E. Codd, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Service, South Africa

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A revision is presented of the 40 species of Plectranthus, 1 species of Rabdosia and 3 species of Solenostemon which are indigenous, semi-naturalized or widely cultivated in Southern Africa. Descriptions, illustrations, keys and distribution data are provided. The following new names are published:  P. mutabilis Codd,  P. psammophilus Codd,  P. rubropunctatus Codd,  P. unguentarius Codd,  P. ornatus Codd (nom. nov. for Coleus comosus Hochst. ex Guerke), P. zatarhendi (Forsk.) E. A. Bruce var.  tomentosus (Benth.) Codd, —var.  woodii  (Guerke) Codd,  P. madagascariensis (Pers.) Benth. var.  aliciae  Codd,  Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.) Codd and  S. shirensis (Guerke) Codd.


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