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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Ocimeae
Subtribus: Plectranthinae
Genus: Aeollanthus
Species: A. abyssinicus – A. alternatus – A. ambustus – A. angolensis – A. angustifolius – A. breviflorus – A. buchnerianus – A. candelabrum – A. caudatus – A. cucullatus – A. densiflorus – A. elsholtzioides – A. engleri – A. fruticosus – A. haumannii – A. holstii – A. homblei – A. lisowskii – A. lobatus – A. myrianthus – A. namibiensis – A. neglectus – A. paradoxus – A. parvifolius – A. petiolatus – A. pinnatifidus – A. plicatus – A. pubescens – A. rehmannii – A. repens – A. rivularis – A. rydingianus – A. saxatilis – A. sedoides – A. serpiculoides – A. stuhlmannii – A. suaveolens – A. subacaulis – A. subintegrus – A. trifidus – A. tuberosus – A. ukamensis – A. viscosus – A. zanzibaricus

Aeollanthus Mart. ex Spreng., Syst. Veg. 2: 678 (1825)

Type species: Aeollanthus suaveolens Mart. ex Spreng., Syst. Veg. 2: 750 (1825)


Icomum Hua, Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 3: 329 (1897)
Oxyotis Welw. ex Baker in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 5: 395 (1900)
Bovonia Chiov., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 29: 114 (1922 publ. 1923)


Martius, C.F.P. von 1825. Systema Vegetabilium, editio decima sexta 2: 678, 750.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Aeollanthus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 June 26. Reference page. 2014. Aeollanthus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 June 26.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Aeollanthus. Published online. Accessed: June 26 2014.

Aeollanthus is a genus in the mint family, Lamiaceae.[2] All the species are native to Africa.[1]


Aeollanthus abyssinicus Hochst. ex Benth. – Ethiopia
Aeollanthus alternatus Ryding – Tanzania, Zambia
Aeollanthus ambustus Oliv. – Central African Republic, Zaïre, South Sudan, Uganda
Aeollanthus angolensis Ryding – Angola
Aeollanthus angustifolius Ryding – Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria
Aeollanthus breviflorus De Wild. – Zaïre, Angola, Zambia
Aeollanthus buchnerianus Briq. – from Zaïre and Uganda south to South Africa
Aeollanthus candelabrum Briq. – Angola
Aeollanthus caudatus Ryding – Angola
Aeollanthus cucullatus Ryding – Cameroon, Nigeria
Aeollanthus densiflorus Ryding – South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania
Aeollanthus elsholtzioides Briq. – Angola, Namibia
Aeollanthus engleri Briq. – Cameroon, Zaïre, Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi
Aeollanthus fruticosus Gürke – Zaïre, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi
Aeollanthus haumannii van Jaarsv. – Namibia
Aeollanthus holstii Gürke – Zaïre, Tanzania, Rwanda
Aeollanthus homblei De Wild – Zaïre, Zambia
Aeollanthus lisowskii Ryding – Zaïre
Aeollanthus lobatus N.E.Br. – Angola
Aeollanthus myrianthus Baker – from Ethiopia south to Mozambique
Aeollanthus namibiensis Ryding – Namibia
Aeollanthus neglectus (Dinter) Launert – Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Transvaal
Aeollanthus paradoxus (Hua) Hua & Briq. – Senegal, Mali, Guinea
Aeollanthus parvifolius Benth. – Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa
Aeollanthus petiolatus Ryding – Zaïre
Aeollanthus pinnatifidus Hochst. ex Benth. – Ethiopia
Aeollanthus plicatus Ryding – Angola
Aeollanthus pubescens Benth. – western + central Africa from Liberia to Angola
Aeollanthus rehmannii Gürke – eastern + southern Africa from Tanzania to South Africa
Aeollanthus repens Oliv. – western Africa from Sudan to Mozambique
Aeollanthus rivularis Hiern – Angola
Aeollanthus rydingianus van Jaarsv. & A.E.van Wyk – Namibia
Aeollanthus saxatilis J.Duvign. & Denaeyer – Zaïre
Aeollanthus sedoides Hiern – Angola
Aeollanthus serpiculoides Baker – Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Aeollanthus stuhlmannii Gürke – Tanzania
Aeollanthus suaveolens Mart. ex Spreng. – central southern Africa
Aeollanthus subacaulis (Baker) Hua & Briq. – central Africa from Cameroon and Tanzania south to Zimbabwe
Aeollanthus subintegrus Ryding – Zaïre, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia
Aeollanthus trifidus Ryding – Nigeria, Cameroon
Aeollanthus tuberosus Hiern – Angola
Aeollanthus ukamensis Gürke – Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi
Aeollanthus viscosus Ryding – Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Aeollanthus zanzibaricus S.Moore – Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Eggli, U.; Newton, L.E. (2004). Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 3. ISBN 978-3-540-00489-9. Retrieved 25 September 2018.

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