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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to 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: Tanzania, Shinyanga, Koritschoner 2044 (EA, holo. K!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Aromatic perennial shrub, 0.5–2.5 m tall
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, rounded-quadrangular, woody, branching above, densely pubescent to tomentose with branching dendroid hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spreading or ascending, usually paler beneath, petiolate; blade narrowly ovate to obovate or ovate, 2–8(–11) × 0.8–2.2 cm, basally sinuate or entire, distally crenulate or serrate, apex rounded or obtuse, base cuneate, sparsely pubescent to tomentose with dendroid hairs, glandular-punctate; petioles 2–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence condensed with 6-flowered verticils up to 10 mm apart; bracts brown or pinkish, lanceolate to ovate, 5–7 mm long, erect above forming an apical coma, soon deciduous, the scar forming a bowl-shaped nectary; pedicels 2–3 mm long, ascending, slightly flattened, distally curved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5–6 mm long at anthesis, sparsely pubescent to tomentose and with sessile glands, margin of lateral lobes sometimes more densely hairy; posterior lip obovate, mucronate; lateral lobes of anterior lip truncate, median lobes subulate-aristate; fruiting calyx 7–10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla cream, pink or purple, 5–12 mm long; tube 5–6 mm long, straight, dorsally gibbous, abruptly dilating at throat; lobes of posterior lip denticulate; anterior lip horizontal or often deflexed, cucullate around filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted 13–20 mm from corolla throat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets pale brown, broadly ovoid, 2 mm long, smooth, producing mucilage when wet.
Ecology
Brachystegia woodland, grassland prone to burning, often on sandy soil; 1050–1300 m
Conservation
Least concern
Distribution
Range: Congo-Kinshasa, Zambia Flora districts: T1 T4 T5

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Ocimum albostellatum (Verdc.) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Koritschoner, H. [2044], Tanzania K000347051 isotype
Bidgood, S. [6002], Tanzania K000468423

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

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

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