Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 506 1810. (Syn: Calchas acuminatus (Benth.) P.V.Heath; Calchas atropurpureus (Benth.) P.V.Heath; Calchas crispipilus (Merr.) P.V.Heath; Calchas scutellarioides (L.) P.V.Heath …; Coleus acuminatus Benth.; Coleus atropurpureus Benth. …; Coleus blancoi Benth.; Coleus blumei Benth.; Coleus crispipilus (Merr.) Merr.; Coleus formosanus Hayata; Coleus gaudichaudii Briq.Coleus gibbsiae S.Moore; Coleus grandifolius Benth.; Coleus grandifolius Blanco [Illegitimate]; Coleus hybridus Cobeau; Coleus × hybridus Voss; Coleus igolotorum Briq.; Coleus ingratus (Blume) Benth.; Coleus integrifolius Elmer; Coleus laciniatus (Blume) Benth.; Coleus macranthus var. crispipilus Merr.; Coleus multiflorus Benth.; Coleus pubescens Merr.; Coleus pumilus Blanco; Coleus rehneltianus A.Berger; Coleus savannicola K.Schum.Coleus scutellarioides (L.) Benth. …………..; Coleus secundiflorus Benth.; Coleus verschaffeltii Lem.; Coleus zschokkei Merr.; Germanea nudiflora Poir.; Majana acuminata (Benth.) Kuntze ………; Ocimum peltatum Schweigg. ex Schrank; Ocimum scutellarioides L.; Perilla nankinensis Wender.; Plectranthus aromaticus Roxb. ……; Solenostemon blumei (Benth.) M.Gómez;  Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.) Codd);

Plectranthus scutellaroides (syn: Coleus blumei), the common Garden coleus,
photographed from Delhi


Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae Fortnight: Lamiaceae-Plectranthus scutellaroides from Delhi-GSMAY20/23 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)

Plectranthus scutellaroides (syn: Coleus blumei), the common Garden coleus, photographed from Delhi


efloraofindia:”For Id 30122011MR2’’?Solenostemon scutellarioides Pune:  Sep 2011

Kindly Id this potted plant in a private garden at Pune
?Solenostemon scutellarioides

light blue flowers fruits not seen

Yes …


efloraofindia:”For Id 30122011MR3’’?Solenostemon scutellarioides Pune:

Sep 2011

Kindly Id this potted plant in a private garden at Pune

?Solenostemon scutellarioides

Purple flowers, fruits not seen

Solenostemon scutellarioides they have a huge number of variety based on the leaf colour combination.

This one looks like Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br. (syn: Coleus blumei)

Coleus… all are now plectranthus
the medicinal plectranthus are aromatic with or without crushing the leaf…
where as… the colorful coleuses of the garden trade are not…(unless you count the chlorophyll smell) 🙂 …)
but in gardening and plant care books, … you will still find them under coleus….


Ornamental for id – 271012 ANB-0014 – Mumbai:  I’d like to know the name of this ornamental that is flowering at the moment. The flowers are of a cool lilac hue and quite small.

A cultivar of Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.) Codd

yes this is Solenostemon scutellarioides also known as coleus

Accepted name now is Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R. Br., earlier it was commonly known as Coleus blumei Benth.


Ornamental Plant 1 from Yercaud for ID:  Plant for ID please:
Ornamental Plant from Botanical Garden Yercaud Tamil Nadu
Coleus sp??
Date: 18.2.2013

Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br.

Family: Lamiaceae.

The old name for Plectranthus scutellarioides is Coleus blumei

Yes Coleus blumei (Lamiaceae), a common foliage herb.

Attached are pictures of Coleus blumei captured at Mumbai in September 2012.

You have identified correctly this common species.

Plectranthus scutellaroides ‘Indian Summer’ photographed from Sunnyvale, California

Plectranthus scutellaroides ‘Kong Red’ photographed from Sunnyvale, California

Plectranthus scutellaroides ‘Saturn’ photographed from Sunnyvale, California

Attractive foliage…thanks for sharing Sir..

For this very commonly cultivated species, these shots were recorded from Chakrata..

Please suggest if the id is right as Plectranthus scutellarioides

yes … Nice photographs

yes of course

colors seem faded, not enough food or water? is that why it shot out flowers so young?

Cultivated, foliage plants.

run of the mill coleus

This is very widely used indoor plant, also in hanging baskets..
attractive more by its variegated leaves than by flowers..

Coleus blumei

what do the leaves look like?

Now Plectranthus scutellarioides


Lamiaceae (including Verbenaceae) Fortnight : Coleus blumei Cultivar : Alleppy,Kerala : 20MAY15 : AK-59 : 59/61 : 4 posts by 3 authors.

From Alleppy, Kerala.

Posted earlier, suggested id Coleus blumei Cultivar.

not so common coleus

Now Plectranthus scutellarioides

are all the coleuses lumped in with plectranthus, and why?

Images by tspkumar



TSP-MAY2016-53-381:Images of Plectranthus scutellarioides (Lamiaceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)

It is my pleasure to present few images of Plectranthus scutellarioides (Lamiaceae 

Habit: A herb. 

Habitat: Wild, an escape. 

Sighting: Gundia, DK, Karnataka, about 400 msl 

Date: 27-10-2015


SK486 28 APR-2017:ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

Location: Balason River, Mirik, India
Date: 21 April 2017
Altitude:2000 ft.

It seems to be Coleus.

Thanks, …, for initial Id.

Pl. check with images at Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br. (Cultivated) as per comparative images at Plectranthus

Thank you for ID


SK487 28 APR-2017:ID : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

Location: Balason River, Mirik, India
Date: 21 April 2017
Altitude:2000 ft.


Lamiaceae ?

I guess it is some Lamiaceae

Based on flower character it is a Lamiaceae member, but I am afraid from this photo(s) it is difficult to say the genus name even.

It is Plectranthus scutellarioides Cultivar, previously known as Coleus blumei.

Thank you … for the ID.


SYMBIOSIS : 764 : 1 post by 1 author.

Attaching an image of a Common Grass-yellow butterfly on the flowers of Coleus (now Plectranthus) Sp.

Plant appears to be Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br. 

Kindly identify this plant with purple, red and green ornamental leaves photographed on a disturbed site north of Sylhet, Bangladesh, in March 2018.

It is a coleus var,


Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: May 1, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Coleus ¿ species ?
Dear friends,
Not easy for me to know the species and cultivar; please help if these photos give any hint.

Solenostemon scutellarioides?

…, thanks for suggesting the ID. I find posted plant matching it.
As per latest status at The Plants List, Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.) Codd is a synonym of Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br.

I will soon revise my notes at flickr.

Yes, … Thanks, …

Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)- around 400 kb each.
Location: Godawari, Nepal
Altitude: 1475 m.
Date: 21 November 2018
Habit: Cultivated


Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Flamingo’;
From Chitrakoot Herbal Garden; Coleus from Chitrakoot – efloraofindia | Google Groups


at Pachmari- Dec’09?; ID help pls – efloraofindia | Google Groups Request for ID: Plant from Alleppy: 090310-AK-3 – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Coleus blumei  ‘Wizard Jade’ & Coleus blumei ‘Wizard Velvet Red’;

Flower Show at the Eden Gardens Kolkata on 29th Jan. 10; Coleus – efloraofindia | Google Groups

SK 2399 18 January 2020 : 6 posts by 2 authors. 4 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date:  07  December 2019
Elevation: MSL
Habitat: Cultivated
Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br. ??

Yes, appears to be some cultivar of Plectranthus scutellarioides


Seen in the garden during my visit in October, 2018.

Coleus hybrid ??

Even I thought it to be Coleus.
But recently I came across Perilla frutescens, which I was not aware earlier.
So now I am confused between Perilla frutescens and Solenostemon scutellarioides.
That’s the reason I posted this plant to clear my confusion.

Not Perilla at least!

Then it could be ColeusSolenostemon scutellarioides

May Be!


Hooghly : 15-03-2021 : Plectranthus ?
This garden species resembles –—l/l/lamiaceae/plectranthus-amboinicus/plectranthus-scutellarioides
Photographed on 12/3/21.


Plectranthus for id : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
My friend would like to know the name of the following images please. If possible at cultivar level. 

I think /species/a—l/l/lamiaceae/isodon species.  

I am afraid, these are cultivated Coleus sp (now Plectranthus), difficult to name.

Looks close to Painted Nettle ‘Inky Fingers’
Solenostemon scutellarioides

Garden Plant for ID : Coleus : Nasik : 24NOV21 : AK – 022: 2 images.
An ornamental plant seen at a nursery.
Coleus Species.

Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.) R.Br.

Yes … Was trying to find the hybrid name.



References: The Plant List Ver. 1.1  WCSP  GRIN  Flora of China (Coleus scutellarioides (Linnaeus) Bentham) India Biodiversity Portal