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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: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 19-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 11 (10 active, 9 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring; flavoring (as Ocimum sanctum)
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore (as Ocimum sanctum) folklore
  • 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. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1948-1976. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials.
  3. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. Note: = Geniosporum tenuiflorum (L.) Merr.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Ocimum+tenuiflorum&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Girija, T. & Tabish. Flowers of India (on-line resource).
  7. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  8. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  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. Note: = Ocimum sanctum L.
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  11. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  12. 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. Note: mentions
  13. Paton, A. 1992. A synopsis of Ocimum L. (Labiatae) in Africa. Kew Bull. 47:432.
  14. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  16. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants Note: = Ocimum sanctum L.
  17. Singh, N. P. et al., eds. 2001-2002. Flora of Maharashtra state.
  18. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). URL: http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_33.html target='_blank'
  19. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  20. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.

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.
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=25491. Accessed 18 September 2019.