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Taxon: Ocimum kilimandscharicum Baker ex Gürke

Genus: Ocimum
Family: Lamiaceae (alt. Labiatae) subfamily: Nepetoideae tribe: Ocimeae
Nomen number: 25484
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas C:349. 1895
Name verified on: 09-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-Mar-2005
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).


Common names:

  • camphor basil   (Source: Econ Bot 28:63. 1974) – English
  • Kampferbasilikum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • basilicão-canforado   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese

Economic importance:

  • Materials: essential oils   (fide Econ Bot 48:66. 1994)

Distributional range:

    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda



Check other web resources for Ocimum kilimandscharicum Baker ex Gürke:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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