Chinese potato ෴ ඉනි අල

Coleus rotundifolius, synonyms Plectranthus rotundifolius and Solenostemon rotundifolius, commonly known as native or country potato in Africa and called Chinese potato in India, is a perennial herbaceous plant of the mint family (Lamiaceae) native to tropical Africa. It is cultivated for its edible tubers primarily in West Africa, as well as more recently in parts of Asia, especially India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

  • Common Name In Sri Lanka: Chinese potato (ඉනි අල)
  • Scientific Name: Coleus rotundifolius
  • Habitat: Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
  • Average Height: Up to 60 cm

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