7364.000 Basilicum Moench

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Annual herbs, erect, aromatic. Leaves membranous, entire to dentate. Inflorescences terminal on slender main and lateral branches, spike-like; flowers shortly pedicellate, usually in 2-6 flowered verticils; bracts much smaller than leaves, persistent. Calyx bilabiate, accrescent; tube campanulate, 5-toothed, upper tooth the largest. Corolla small, tube short, upper lip short and broad, 4-lobed lower lip oblong, nearly flat, entire. Fruit nutlets, smooth, pale brown.

Worldwide: 7 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Basilicum polystachyon

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
polystachyon (L.) MoenchN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Basilicum:

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Flora of Malawi: Basilicum
Flora of Mozambique: Basilicum
Flora of Zambia: Basilicum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Basilicum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Basilicum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Basilicum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Basilicum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Basilicum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Basilicum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1240, retrieved 14 November 2019

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