Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (MINT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Basionym : Ocimum scutellarioides L.
  • Synonym(s) : Plectranthus aromaticus Roxb.; Coleus scutellarioides (L.) Benth.; Coleus blumei Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Extensively cultivated in gardens for its variegated foliage.
  • Key identification features : A perennial herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : Malesia
  • World Distribution : Now widely grown in the tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Plectranthus scutellarioides. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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