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Aarti S. Khale

Jun 22, 2011, 9:46:33 AM6/22/11
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Taken at Muscat,Oman on the 22nd of March, 2008.
Cultivated garden plant.




Jun 22, 2011, 10:03:20 AM6/22/11
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Ocimum basilicum. Sweet Basil , Kannada - Kama kasturi, Ramkasturi,
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Aarti S. Khale

Jun 22, 2011, 10:07:36 AM6/22/11
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Thanks for this id too.

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Ushadi micromini

Jun 23, 2011, 6:07:56 AM6/23/11
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sure its a basil...
but the leaves look to be too thin for the sweet basil used in
western salads and eaten raw or in pesto...
in my experience, when the same seeds are grown in hot climate,
or when winter grown Basil plants behave as Sweet Basil,
and then are allowed to grow on their own till summer, the leaves
become thinner, sharper tasting ( almost as sharp as Tulsi leaves) ...
and with flowering ends up a little bitter...

Secondly... BASIL..OCIMUM to be exact cross pollinates like crazy
and what the end result is often bewildering....

Usha di...
PS did you get to take a picture from the side , so the sahpe of the
flower stalk be seen?


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Gurcharan Singh

Jun 24, 2011, 11:14:14 AM6/24/11
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Yes Ocimum basilicum

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
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