Ocimum tenuiflorum (syn: O. sanctum) from NCR

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Gurcharan Singh

Dec 27, 2009, 2:49:57 AM12/27/09
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Uploading photographs of Ocimum tenuiflorum (syn: O. sanctum) from NCR in effort to have better understanding of Ocimum species in India. This is second in the series, earlier O. gratissimum was uploaded.

Ocimum tenuiflorum can be identified by its shrubby habit, smaller leaves, usually less than 4 cm, sessile cordate bracts at base of each flower cluster, calyx not hairy within, smaller flowers rarerly longer than 5 mm, calyx tube bearded outside near base, hairy corolla and sharp and long two front teeth of calyx. The species has cultivars with green calyx and white corolla as well as ones with purplish leaves, calyx and corolla.

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