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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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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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
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Literature:

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 123 - 124.

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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Flora of Mozambique: Ocimum filamentosum
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Ocimum filamentosum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ocimum filamentosum
African Plant Database: Ocimum filamentosum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ocimum filamentosum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ocimum filamentosum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ocimum filamentosum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ocimum filamentosum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ocimum filamentosum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ocimum filamentosum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ocimum filamentosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ocimum filamentosum
Ispot Southern Africa: Ocimum filamentosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Ocimum filamentosum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ocimum filamentosum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ocimum filamentosum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ocimum filamentosum
Tropicos: Ocimum filamentosum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Ocimum filamentosum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150340, retrieved 24 April 2018

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