Seven Coleus species, of which six occur in Sri Lanka and one in East Africa, are transferred to Plectranthus. The following new names are published: P. grandis (Cramer) Willemse, P. inflatus (Benth.) Willemse, P. malabaricus ( (Benth.) Willemse, var. malabaricus and var. leptostachys (Benth.) Willemse, P. kanneliyensis (Cramer & Balasubramaniam) Willemse, P. crameri Willemse (nom. nov. for Coleus mollis Benth.), P. elongatus (Trim.) Willemse, and P. scandens (Guerke) Willemse.