Ocimum americanum / africanum [Agg]

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Ocimum americanum / africanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 4, Katombora, Zambezi

Ocimum americanum / africanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 4, Katombora, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Ocimum canum Sims
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb or soft shrublet, up to 80 cm. Leaves opposite, linear-lanceolate, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic, variously pubescent on both surfaces, densely gland-dotted below. Margins entire or with a few small teeth. Inflorescences terminal, simple or sparingly branched. Calyx densely hairy, lower lip spreading, deeply 2-lobed. Corolla lilac, mauve or white.
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Habitat: In grassland, often in overgrazed or disturbed sites, cultivated areas and damp ground.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 25 September 2005
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Flora of Mozambique: Ocimum americanum / africanum
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African Plant Database: Ocimum americanum / africanum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ocimum americanum / africanum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ocimum americanum / africanum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ocimum americanum / africanum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ocimum americanum / africanum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ocimum americanum / africanum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ocimum americanum / africanum
Ispot Southern Africa : Ocimum americanum / africanum
JSTOR Plant Science: Ocimum americanum / africanum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ocimum americanum / africanum
Tropicos: Ocimum americanum / africanum
West African Plants database: Ocimum americanum / africanum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ocimum americanum / africanum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150290, retrieved 30 September 2016

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