Coleus Forskohlii

Beautiful dark red coleus forskohlii leaves in the garden from above.

Coleus barbatus, Plectranthus barbatus

Synonyms:
Forskolin, Coleonol
Coleus_barbatus (Wikipedia)

Coleus barbatus
Plectranthus barbatus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Genus:Coleus
Species:
C. barbatus
Binomial name
Coleus barbatus
(Andrews) Benth. ex G.Don
Synonyms
  • Plectranthus barbatus Andrews
  • Coleus forskalaei auct., non Briq. (and other spellings of the epithet)

Coleus barbatus, also known by the synonyms Plectranthus barbatus and incorrectly Coleus forskalaei (and other spellings of this epithet), is a tropical perennial plant related to the typical coleus species. It produces forskolin, an extract useful for pharmaceutical preparations and research in cell biology.

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