Ocimum angustifolium Benth.

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Ocimum angustifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Ocimum angustifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Ocimum angustifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

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Synonyms: Becium angustifolium (Benth.) N.E. Br.
Ocimum filiforme Gürke
Ocimum poggeanum Briq.
Ocimum randii S. Moore
Ocimum scoparium Gürke
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrubby, aromatic perennial herb. The leaves are linear to linear-lanceolate, densely dotted with glands; margins often revolute. Inflorescences terminal, up to 12 cm with regularly spaced clusters (verticils) of flowers.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angustifolium: narrow-leaved
Habitat: In woodland, grassland and scrub, often on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1530 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 25 September 2015
Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 94. as Becium angustifolium (Includes a picture).

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 122 - 123.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 77. as Becium angustifolium


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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 angustifolium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150320, retrieved 5 December 2016

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