Coleus neochilus

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Coleus neochilus


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Ocimeae
Subtribus: Plectranthinae
Genus: Coleus
Species: Coleus neochilus



Coleus neochilus (Schltr.) Codd, 1961


  • Basionym
    • Plectranthus neochilus Schltr., J. Bot. 34: 394 (1896).
  • Heterotypic
    • Coleus schinzii Gürke, Bull. Herb. Boissier 6: 555 (1898).
    • Coleus palliolatus S.Moore, J. Bot. 38: 464 (1900).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Botswana, Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • Introduced into:
      • Hawaii

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page

Vernacular names

Afrikaans: Muskietbossie
English: Blue coleus, Lobster flower, Dogbane, Spur flower
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