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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

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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: Angola, Malange, Mechow 165 (B†, holo.BR!, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with several stems arising from a woody rootstock, 30–60 cm tall, aromatic or not reported as aromatic
Morphology Stem
Stems prostrate, ascending or erect, roundedquadrangular or quadrangular, sparsely branched, sparsely to densely pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spreading to ascending, subsessile or petiolate; blade sometimes paler or purple beneath, linear to round, 1.5–14 × 0.2–5.5 cm, entire, serrate or crenate, flat or revolute, apex acute to rounded, base cuneate, subglabrous to densely pubescent, glandular-punctate; petiole 0–10(–15) mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax with 6-flowered verticils up to 80 mm apart; bracts lanceolate to ovate, sometimes cuspidate, 1–6 mm long, erect above forming an inconspicuous coma, soon deciduous below, the scar developing into a bowl-shaped nectary; pedicels 1.5–3 mm long, erect or ascending, flattened, slightly curved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5–8 mm long at anthesis, pubescent with scattered hairs and red or yellow sessile glands; posterior lip purplish, obovate shortly mucronate at apex; median lobes of anterior lip subulate-aristate, with a distinct sinus between them and each triangular-aristate lateral lobe; fruiting calyx 11–13 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white to pink, (8–)15–23 mm long; tube 10–11 mm long, curved, dorsally gibbous, abruptly dilating towards throat; lobes of posterior lip dentate or entire; anterior lip horizontal, cucullate around filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted 10–20 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets pale brown, broadly ovoid, 2 mm long, smooth, producing a small amount of mucilage when wet
Figures
Fig 23: 4, p 140

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Ocimum fimbriatum Briq. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2008 Bingham [13240], Zambia K000248350

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 161 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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

  • E.J. 19: 161 (1894)
  • Holm & Hiltunen, Ocimum: 28 (1999).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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