Taxon: Ocimum tenuiflorum L.

 
Genus: Ocimum
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Ocimeae
Subtribe: Ociminae
Nomen number: 25491
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:597. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 19-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Oct-2007
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide F Males; Dict Econ Pl, as O. sanctum)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_33.html,)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; Biodiv Conserv 13:459. 2004, as O. sanctum)
  • Weed: ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (doubtfully native), Sri Lanka
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere in tropics)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. (Wealth India RM)
  3. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  6. Girija, T. & Tabish Flowers of India (on-line resource). (Flow India)
  7. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  8. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  9. Kala, C. P. et al. 2004. Prioritization of medicinal plants on the basis of available knowledge, existing practices and use value status in Uttaranchal, India Biodivers. & Conservation 13:459.
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  11. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  12. Paton, A. 1992. A synopsis of Ocimum L. (Labiatae) in Africa Kew Bull. 47:432.
  13. Paton, A. & E. Putievsky 1996. Taxonomic problems and cytotaxonomic relationships between and within varieties of Ocimum basilicum and related species (Labiatae) Kew Bull. 51:510.
  14. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  16. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  17. Singh, N. P. et al., eds. Flora of Maharashtra state. 2000-2001 (F Maharashtra)
  18. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  19. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  20. Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. (Dict Econ Pl)

Check other web resources for Ocimum tenuiflorum L. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?25491. Accessed 25 April 2018.