Ocimum filamentosum Forssk.

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Ocimum filamentosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Ocimum filamentosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Ocimum filamentosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Ocimum filamentosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Ocimum filamentosum

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Ocimum filamentosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

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Synonyms: Becium filamentosum (Forssk.) Chiov.
Becium obovatum (E. Mey. ex Benth.) N.E. Br. var. knyanum (Vatke) Kufod.
Ocimum polycladum Briq.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby, aromatic perennial herb, up to 60 cm tall growing from a swollen woody rootstock. Inflorescences terminal with regularly spaced clusters (verticils) of white or pinkish flowers.
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Habitat: In dry, deciduous open woodland and scrub.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 10 November 2015
Literature:

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


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African Plant Database: Ocimum filamentosum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ocimum filamentosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ocimum filamentosum
Ispot Southern Africa : Ocimum filamentosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Ocimum filamentosum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ocimum filamentosum
Tropicos: Ocimum filamentosum
West African Plants database: Ocimum filamentosum


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 filamentosum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150340, retrieved 31 May 2016

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