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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to 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

Morphology General Habit
Small shrub, 0.3–1 m tall, with whitish, brown or yellowish dendroid hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blade ovate or widely elliptic, up to 10–60 (–100) × 6–30(–45) mm, apex rounded to subacute, base broadly cuneate to almost truncate, margin entire to subserrate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence rather lax; bracts persistent or deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Fruiting calyx horizontal or downwards-pointing, c. 5 mm long, closed by the lower lobes being pressed against the upper lobe; upper lobe widest near the apex, c. 3.5 mm broad, narrowly cuneate at the base; lateral lobes subulate at apex; lower lobes connate to an emarginate lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 7–10 mm long, pale mauve
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anterior stamens 2–4 mm longer than the lower lip of the corolla
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets 1–2 × 1–2 mm, pubescent, not producing mucilage when wet.
Distribution
N1–3; S1, 3; Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 100–1700 m.
Note
The type locality of O. jamesii is in Ethiopia and not in Somalia as has been previously stated.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Ocimum jamesii Sebald appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
James [s.n.], Somalia K000347077 Unknown type material

First published in Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk., A 405: 3 (1987)

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.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • 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]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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