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Coleus habrophyllus

Coleus habrophyllus

About the plant

In the wild, Coleus habrophyllus occurs in just seven known populations near Brisbane, Queensland.

  • Not yet evaluated

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of the world’s species. The ongoing mission is to evaluate every plant species in the world.

    IUCN Red List Status:

    Not yet evaluated
    Data deficient
    Least concern
    Near threatened
    Vulnerable
    Endangered
    Critically endangered
    Extinct in the wild
    Extinct
  • Banked in the MSB
    Seeds from this plant have been banked in Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, at Wakehurst in Sussex
  • House plant
    Plant makes a good indoor plant in the UK
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Facts

  • Woody herb
  • Grows up to 40cm tall
  • Two-lipped purple flowers

Main threats

Coleus habrophyllus is threatened through competition with invasive plants, the main culprit being Lantana camara. These plants out-compete the Coleus for resources and their sheer numbers increase the intensity of the regular wildfires. This leads to greater damage from which C. habrophyllus must recover. The species is also threatened by potential urban and industrial development.


Recently renamed

C. habrophyllus was recently reclassified by Kew taxonomist Alan Paton based on morphological characteristics and DNA based studies. It was formerly known as Plectranthus habrophyllus.

Formerly known as Plectranthus habrophyllus
  • Not yet evaluated

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of the world’s species. The ongoing mission is to evaluate every plant species in the world.

    IUCN Red List Status:

    Not yet evaluated
    Data deficient
    Least concern
    Near threatened
    Vulnerable
    Endangered
    Critically endangered
    Extinct in the wild
    Extinct
  • Banked in the MSB
    Seeds from this plant have been banked in Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, at Wakehurst in Sussex
  • House plant
    Plant makes a good indoor plant in the UK
  • Click on icon to reveal more