Coleus eungellaensis, Fam. Lamiaceae
Vulnerable, erect or straggling sub shrub, up to 50cm, naturally found on granite outcrops above 700m altitude in the Eungella region. The species was previously identified as Plectranthus graniticola.
|Form or habit:||Shrub|
Simple, green, lanceolate-ovate, 13-70 x 6-50 mm wide, somewhat fleshy, serrate with 15 to 18 teeth on each margin, and dense retrorse non-glandular silver trichomes to 0.8 mm long. Petioles 2-45 x 1-2mm.
|Flower description:||Cyme of one to three branches, each pedunculate, 5-17cm. 14 to 16 purple flowers, arranged five to 13mm apart. Calyx is 3.5mm long and the corolla 12-13mm long.|
|Fruit description:||Brown, ovoid, glabrous, flattened, mucilaginous nutlets|
|Habitat:||Open forest, vine thicket.|
|Food source for:|
|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Full sun to part shade, in well drained soil. Suitable for hedging, and pruning after flowering will encourage dense growth.|
|Information sources:||Department of Environment and Science (2022) Species profile- Plectranthus graniticola.|