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Plectranthus ?

a small, succulent mint, maybe Plectrantus sp. from Iten, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

This plant was found in a partial clearing along the Elgeyo Escarpment, Iten, Kenya. January 2012.

 a mint, possibly Plectranthus species photo © Michael Plagens detail of an unknown mint flower photo © Michael Plagens

LEAVES: The opposite leaves are ovoid with shallow rounded teeth on the distal margins. Short, thick pubescence covers top and bottom surfaces and the leaves are slightly succulent.

HERBACEOUS: Herbaceous growth probably from a more permanent below ground portion. This plant was about 30 cm tall.

FLOWERS: The blue flowers are arranged in a narrow, serpintine spike crowded with silky pubescence and burgandy-tinged sepals.

RANGE: This specimen was found at Iten. There are many Plectranthus species native to East Africa.



Lamiaceae -- Mint Family

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