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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
C2, top of escarpment 20 km E of Buulobarde, Thulin & Abdi Dahir 6472 (UPS holo., K iso.).
Morphology General Habit
Shrub, 1–3 m high, very fragrant
Morphology Leaves
Leaves shortly petiolate, with short simple hairs only; blade oblanceolate, elliptic or obovate, up to 15–30 × 5–16 mm, apex obtuse or subacute, base attenuate, margin entire or almost so
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences usually short and rather lax; bracts ovate-orbicular, deciduous or persistent; cymes 1–3-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Fruiting calyx deciduous, 9–15 mm long, closed by the lower part being pressed against the upper lobe, purple before maturation; upper lobe obscuring the rest of the calyx from above, broadly ovate, up to 9–15 × 8–14 mm, cordate at the base, densely hairy near the pedicel with rather long ± branched hairs; lateral lobes subulate at apex; lower lobes connate to an emarginate lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 8–11 mm long, purple or blue
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anterior stamens c. 3 mm longer than the lower lip of the corolla
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets probably solitary in the fruit, c. 2.1 × 1.5 mm, smooth, brown, not producing mucilage when wet.
Distribution
C1, 2; S2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 10–320 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Ocimum fruticosum (Ryding) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thulin, M. [6472], Somalia K000347076 isotype

First published in R.Hiltunen & Y.Holm (eds.), Basil: 27 (1999)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by O. Ryding [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Paton & al. in Holm & Hiltunen, Medicinal and aromatic plants - industrial profiles: 1–38 (1999).

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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