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Coleus hybrids Wizard.jpg
Hybrid Coleus leaves
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Solenostemon

Solenostemon, commonly known as Coleus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae. Several species formerly included have been moved to the genus Plectranthus. They are native to tropical Africa, Asia and Australia. Some species are cultivated for their highly variegated leaves.[1]



  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  2. ^ The Plant List, retrieved 12 June 2015
  3. ^ The Plant List, retrieved 12 June 2015

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