Solenostemon monostachyus (P. Beauv.) Briq. in Engl. & Prantl

Common name

English: Monkey's Potato

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Lamiales (158)

        Family: Lamiaceae (89) (family description)

          Genus: Solenostemon (1)

           Epithet: monostachyus (P. Beauv.) Briq. in Engl. & Prantl (1)

Synonyms: Coleus africanus Benth., Ocymum monostachyum P. Beauv., Plectranthus palisoti Benth., Solenostemon lateriticola A. Chev., Solenostemon ocymoides Schum. & Thonn.

africanus => of African origin

lateriticola => grows in lateritic soil

monostachyum => one-spiked

monostachyus => one-spiked

ocymoides => resembling basil

palisoti => in honor of Ambroise Marie Fran├žois Joseph Palisot, Baron de Beauvois (1752-1820), French naturalist, botanist and plant collector

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, violet

External links

Check for Solenostemon monostachyus at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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