Herbs, stem woody at base and rooting at lower nodes. Leaves oblong, obtuse, base truncate or obtuse, densely hoary tomentose, crenate-serrate, to 5 x 3 cm. Spikes solitary or 3, oblong, the middle one larger, to 4 x 1.2 cm. Calyx tubular, 4 mm long, puberulous. Corolla purple, throat very villous. Filaments glabrous. Seeds ovoid, dark brown, shining.
Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Rocky areas in moist deciduous forests
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
371 ID wild plant Coleus:
Please ID wild Coleus,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Flower date: 21SEP2022, 04.50pm
Habitat: wild moisture, rocky misty hill, sunlight, wind
Plant habit: creeping, branches, cylindrical weak silver stem 12mm base diameter, quadrangular purplish young stem, hairy, annual
Height: 01 feet
Leaves: opposite, ovate, serrated margins, purplish, hairy, simple fleshy, size:08×5cm, 02.5mm thickness
Flower: terminal cone shaped racemose, clustered, erected lengthy peduncle, size:08x04mm, violet, non fragrant
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x
Coleus strobilifer (Roxb.) A.J.Paton
Yes, it is Coleus strobilifer, thank you very much for ID my plant
Looks different as per images at
https://efloraofindia.com/2020/02/27/anisochilus-plantagineus/ (But FoPI and BSI FI, did not give distribution in Kerala).
So also check other species as per
1 attachment- Revision of Anisochilus
it is one of the species which used to be placed in Anisochilus, but I’d need a specimen to determine it
So what is this sp. ?
Still to get an id.
Somewhat closer to
Yes, it is very close to Anisochilus plantagineus, thank you very much dear … for the identification
Anisochilus sp, not a Coleus or Plectranthus
It is Coleus scaber
Can it be Coleus anthonyi as per the publication ?:
Coleus anthonyi (Lamiaceae): a new species from South Western Ghats, India: Jebin Joseph, Jose Mathew, Kadakasseril V. George (2020)
Yes, Coleus anthonyi is the closest plant with my plant, it’s habitat also same, thank you very much for ID my plant and providing link for identification
I think it is Coleus scaber itself
Another feedback from … from another post:
Coleus scaber (Benth.) A.J.Paton submission AS29 December 22: 7 high res. images.
Here’s a new addition to eFloraofIndia website.
It was already posted by … as per details at
Spike-like head long and narrow cylindrical, more than 3 times as long as broad, black in appearance when dry; axis usually with 3-6 branches; fruiting calyx tube white villous – C. wightii
POWO Catalogue of Life BSI Flora of India Checklist GBIF Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal Kerala plants A revision of Anisochilus Wall. ex Benth.(Lamiaceae)– Alan Paton- 2009, Kew Bulletin