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Taxon: Ocimum kilimandscharicum Baker ex Gürke

Genus: Ocimum
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Ocimeae
Subtribe: Ociminae
Nomen number: 25484
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas C:349. 1895
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • camphor basil  (Source: Econ Bot) - English
  • Kampferbasilikum  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • basilicão-canforado  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: essential oils;

Distributional Range:


    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda


  1. Lowman, M. S. & J. W. Kelly. 1945. Camphor from camphor basil (Ocimum kilimandscharicum Guerke). J. Amer. Pharm. Assoc., Sci. Ed. 34:153-162.
  2. Paton, A. 1992. A synopsis of Ocimum L. (Labiatae) in Africa. Kew Bull. 47:422.
  3. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  4. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  5. Ryding, O. 1994. Notes on the sweet basil and its wild relatives (Lamiaceae). Econ. Bot. 48:66. Note: mentions

Check other web resources for Ocimum kilimandscharicum Baker ex Gürke :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=25484. Accessed 27 January 2020.