Ocimum basilicum from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Dec 28, 2009, 10:38:13 PM12/28/09
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Uploading photographs of different aspects of of Ocimum basilicum.
The species is characterised by 3-6 cm long leaves, petiole winged in upper part, leaves-ovate-oblong, bracts lanceolate 6-8 mm, flowers pink or white, corolla 7-9 mm long, fruiting calyx 5-7 mm long with 2 mm long front teeth.

I have yet to find authentic specimens of O. americanum (like O. basilicum but leaves never larger than 3 cm, lemon like flavour, bract oblong 4 mm long. Corolla 5 mm long, calyx 2-2.5 mm, fruiting calyx  4-5 mm)  and O.  kilimandscharicum (Camphor basil-yet to find diagnostic features). Can any member upload photographs of different aspects of these two species? May be Dr. Pankak Oudhia can help.  

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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