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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Plectranthus

kaffir potato
little spurflower
whorled plectranthus

Hierarchical position of the Genus Plectranthus

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Lamiidae Takht. ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 74: 178. 25 Mar 1993.
   SuperOrdo  Lamianae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 405. Jan-Mar 1967.
   Ordo  Lamiales Bromhead
pub. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 2, 2: 210. Apr 1838.
   Subordo  Lamiineae Bessey in C.K. Adams
pub. Johnson's Universal Cyclop. 8: 464. 15 Nov 1895.
   Familia  Lamiaceae Lindl.
pub. Intr. Nat. Syst. Bot., ed. 2: 275. Jul 1836.
common name: Labiatae
   Subtribus  Plectranthinae Endl.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 609. Aug 1838.
   Genus  Plectranthus L'Hér.
pub. (1788)
common name: plectranthus

Named members of the Genus Plectranthus

   Species  amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng.
common name: Mexican mint, Indian borage, Spanish thyme, French thyme, soup mint, Indian mint, country borage
   Species  australis R. Br.
syn. Plectranthus parviflorus
   Species  blumei (Benth.) Launert
syn. Coleus scutellarioides
   Species  esculentus N. E. Br.
common name: kaffir potato
   Species  nummularius Briq.
syn. Plectranthus verticillatus
   Species  parviflorus Willd.
common name: little spurflower
   Species  scutellarioides (L.) R. Br.
syn. Coleus scutellarioides
   Species  verticillatus (L. f.) Druce
common name: whorled plectranthus

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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