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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to N. Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Lamiaceae (Labiatae), A.J. Paton, G. Bramley, O. Ryding, R.M. Polhill, Y.B. Harvey, M. Iwarsson, F. Willis, P.B. Phillipson, K. Balkwill, C.W. Lukhoba, D.F. Otieno, & R.M. Harley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

Type
Type: Burundi, Bubanza, Gihungwe, Reekmans 4281 (K!, holo., BR!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Unpleasantly aromatic annual herb, 5–35(–50) cm tall
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, strongly quadrangular, branching from base, often strictly so, sparsely pubescent with small retrorse hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ascending, sometimes with fascicles of younger leaves in axils, sessile; blade narrowly obovate or elliptic, 20–60 × 3–7 mm, entire or remotely serrate, apex round or obtuse, base attenuate, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, glandular-punctate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax, with 6-flowered verticils up to 4 cm apart; bracts linear, 3–7 mm long, erect above forming an apical coma, soon deciduous, the scar forming a bowl-shaped nectary; pedicels 2 mm long, erect or ascending, strongly flattened
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2–4 mm long at anthesis, pubescent and with sessile glands; posterior lip obovate, mucronate; lateral lobes of anterior lip truncate, fimbriate towards subulate-aristate median lobes; fruiting calyx 6–8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla dark purple, 4 mm long, inconspicuous; tube 2–2.5 mm long, straight, parallel-sided, dilating at throat; lobes of posterior lip minutely dentate or entire; anterior lip cucullate, surrounding filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted 2 mm from corolla throat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets pale brown, ovoid, 1.5 mm long, smooth, producing mucilage when wet.
Ecology
Grassland, Acacia-Commiphora scrub, on sandy soil; 1050–1750 m
Conservation
Least concern
Distribution
Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia Flora districts: U1 K1 K2 K3 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2 T4 T5 T7

Native to:

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Ocimum minutiflorum (Sebald) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Reekmans, M. [4281], Burundi K000347095 holotype
Bidgood, S. [6021], Tanzania K000468404

First published in R.Hiltunen & Y.Holm (eds.), Basil: 30 (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.
  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R., Harvey, Y., Iwarsson, M., Willis, F., Phillipson, P., Balkwill, K., Lukhoba, C., Otiend, D & Harley (2009). Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-430.
  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R.M., Harvey, Y.B., Iwarsson, M., Otieno, D., Balkwill, K., Phillipson, P.B., Harley, R.M. & Willis, F. (2013). Flora Zambesiaca 8(8): 1-346. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R., Harvey, Y., Iwarsson, M., Willis, F., Phillipson, P., Balkwill, K., Lukhoba, C., Otiend, D & Harley (2009). Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-430.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Holm & Hiltunen, Ocimum: 30 (1999).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0