plek-TRAN-thus — from the Greek plektron (spur) and anthos (flower), referring to the spurred flowers
bar-BAY-tus — bearded, barbed

commonly known as: Abyssinian coleus, blue spur flower, false boldo, Indian coleus • *Gujarati*: ગરમર garmar • *Hindi*: पत्थरचूर patharchur, पाषाणभेदी pashan bhedi • *Marathi*: गरमर garmar, माईण or माईन mayin, माईनमूळ mainmul • *Nepalese*: गन्धे झार gandhe jhar • *Sanskrit*: बालकः balakah, ¿ गण्डीरः gandira ?, पाषाणभेदी pashanabhedi

Native of: tropical Africa, Arabian peninsula, Indian subcontinent, Thailand; widely cultivated

 


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Request for ID : 010111 : AK-3: This one too at Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka at 1892 meters, growing wild by the roadsides.


 

 

 

Posted earlier, identified by 
At Nuwara Eliya, which is on a higher elevation.
 

 


 

 

 

plek-TRAN-thus — from the Greek plektron (spur) and anthos (flower), referring to the spurred flowers
bar-BAY-tus — bearded, barbed

 

Aug 25, 2010 along Pasarani Ghat leading to Panchagani and Mahabaleshwar
commonly known as: Abyssinian coleus, blue spur flower, false boldo, Indian coleus • *Gujarati*: ગરમર garmar • *Hindi*: पत्थरचूर patharchur, पाषाणभेदी pashan bhedi • *Marathi*: गरमर garmar, माईण or माईन mayin, माईनमूळ mainmul • *Nepalese*: गन्धे झार gandhe jhar • *Sanskrit*: बालकः balakah, ¿ गण्डीरः gandira ?, पाषाणभेदी pashanabhedi
Native of: tropical Africa, Arabian peninsula, Indian subcontinent, Thailand; widely cultivated

   – [image: Plectranthus barbatus]<http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/4937723693/>
… Aug 25, 2010 along Pasarani Ghat
– [image: Gandhe Jhar (Nepalese: गन्धे झार)]<http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/4937730677/>
… Aug 25, 2010 along Pasarani Ghat


 

Images by Dinesh Valke, (For more photos & complete details, click on the link, (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)

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Plectranthus barbatus Andrews

along Pasarani Ghat on August 25, 2010


Very well depicted set of photographs


 

 

 

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Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Plectranthus barbatus from Delhi: Plectranthus barbatus (syn: Coleus forskohlii), grown in Herbal Garden, Hamdard University, Delhi


 

 

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Flora of Haryana: Coleus barbatus from TDL Herbal Park Yamuna Nagar: an Imp herbal plant Coleus barbatus from TDL Herbal Park Yamuna Nagar


 

More pics same area


But … the Plectranthus barbatus we photographed last time looked much different. Please check your erlier photographs.


Sir these are also from the same plot. Pics of last time are there in starting of this mail. However i also have some doubts in this being C barbatus. matter can be resolved after full flowering in this plant. Present pics show only unopened inflorescence


But those were from Chakrata area and fully flowering


I will upload mine. In the mean time see one from … http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/4938304974/


I think you are talking about these pics.


From the pics with me 81, 82 and 83 ( attached in last mail), it seems that unopened inflorescence looks like as in TDL Herbal Park pics


Then these could be Plectranthus barbatus in early flowering stage. May be Late growing or trimmed plants.


Yes Sir. In next month also i will try to visit TDL Herbal Park then we may get fully opened inflorescence.

 

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Plectranthus barbatus from Mussoorie Chakrata Road and Tiger fall area in Chakrata: Plectranthus barbatus Andrews, Bot. Repos. 10: t. 594. 1810

Syn: Coleus barbatus (Andrews) Benth.; Coleus forskohlii (Poir.) Briquet;

Photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road and from Tiger fall area in Chakrata


 

 

Here are mines from Mussoorie Chakrata Road

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Plectranthus barbatus Andrews, Bot. Repos. 10: t. 594. 1810

 

SynColeus barbatus (Andrews) Benth.; Coleus forskohlii (Poir.) Briquet;
 

Photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road and from Tiger fall area in Chakrata


 

very nice

do you by any chance have your own self made key for the plectranthus?


 

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Flora of Chakrata: Lamiaceae 3 for id..2011: This was shot in September 2011 from Chakrata area… wish to have id.. some Plectranthus sp. perhaps..

Plectranthus barbatus

 

 

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This herb was recorded from Chakrata… please correct if id is wrong..

Plectranthus barbatus


 

 

 

 

Plectranthus sp. for ID

Near Nashik Pandav leni hills


Plectranthus species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)


Plectranthus barbatus


This herb with strongly aromatic leaves was shot from herbal garden of HAU, Hissar..

I hope this is Coleus barbatus…please correct, if required..


You are correct it is Coleus barbatus and all the species of Coleus are now transferred to Plectrantus.


same question i asked elase where just a little while ago… …: why?
I would appreciate a simple answer and then a paper or review pdf.

Please find 42 articles (Title and name of journal details only) on Plectranthus barbatus. Attachments (1)


Thank you. its RAR  file. my firewall wont let me download it. any open file?


Simple answer is, it depends on person to  person as perception varies. If I remember correctly, Codd who while working on Coleus and Pleectranthus of Africa felt both the genera cannot be distinguished with particular character as intermediate characters are found. When he merged both the genera, it is accepted by all the researchers.still it continues

Hope Ushadi (ji), it would be helpful in solving your doubt.


Thank you … ok i understand. Did Codd write a review or a monograph. if yes

could i have a pdf please

I am not abotanist so i dont have access to most of the papers


 

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Coleus Forskohlii : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)

Name of species- Coleus forskohlii
Common Name-  Gandhamulika, Coleus
Family- Lamiaceae
Photo taken on- 19 Jan,2010
At- Smiriti Van,Jaipur

Description- Coleus forskohlii is a medicinal plant containing a large number of bioactive compounds. The roots yield an essential oil which has antimicrobial properties and is therefore, put to use in osmetics. Coleus forskohlii is the only source of forskolin, the analogues of which are of immense value in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.


 

 

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Plectranthus barbatus Andrews (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Location: Hattiban, Nepal
Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 5 October 2014 
Coleus barbatus (Andrews) Benth. ex G.Don (synonym)
Nepali Name :  गन्धे झार Gandhe Jhar

Syn: Coleus barbatus (Andrews) Benth.

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efloraindia: 11111 BRS152: Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request.

Location: Nilgiris Ghats Road
Date: some time in Jan 2004
Habitat: Wild

Habit: Herb


Coleus forskohlii, perhaps.


Yes, this appears to be close to images at Plectranthus barbatus Andrews 


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Plectranthus barbatus at Munnar- PKA32 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)- around 450 kb each.

This herb was seen near Shola Forest near Munnar.
Bot. name: Plectranthus barbatus

Family: Lamiaceae
(Hindi: पत्थरचूर, पाषाणभेदी).
I am sharing habitat photo also..

wonderful images. i had it once flowering in my north facing balcony in a pot. it was a pampered plant. i loved your habitat pictures. shows how difficult terrain it can grow in



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Malhargad near Pune, MH :: Plectranthus barbatus :: ARK2020-090 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3) – around 950 kb each.

Seen this plant at Malhargad near Pune in September 2020 growing on an old wall.
Seems like Plectranthus barbatus.
Requested to kindly validate.

I guess it is matching, however, leaf images are not clear!


Thanks … for validating.
Attaching a cropped pic of the leaves.
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Yes, Plectranthus barbatus as per images and details herein.


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