Ocimum gratissimum ?;
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 Images by Aarti Khale(Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)

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Seen in Nairobi during a visit in 2009.

Some of These were approx 4 feet tall.
Could be Ocimum suave Willd, Syn Ocimum viride Willd?

Just a guess….since the ones we see usually are not so tall.


efi page on Ocimum gratissimum (syn. Ocimum suave Willd.)  


Nice to see a TULSI from Nairobi …, thank you for sharing.


Thanks … If I revisit, will definitely take more and better pictures.


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Location:  Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 2 October  2017

Elevation : 4400 ft.

Which Lamiaceae … ??
It was in a garden.

Try comparative images at family page in efi site.


Ocimum gratissimum


Thank you …!
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Nepali Names : बन तुलसी Ban Tulasee / राम तुलसी Raam Tulasee / बाबरी Baabaree


it is Ocimum americanum.


I was scrolling through the Ocimum gratissimum page and found it misplaced.


It is not O.americanum.


…, then what is your opinion.


For me, it is O. americanum or its hybrid.


As you are very sure let us wait for the opinion of other members.


Leaf wise, I found it more closer to Ocimum gratissimum rather than Ocimum americanum as per images and details herein. 

It is Ocimum americanum (= O. canum).


O. americanum is herbaceous annul. O. gratissimum is perennial and woody with two varieties. O. gratissimum var. macrophyllum smells like cloves and used a a spice.  O. gratissimum var. gratissimum is not good smelling but still cultivated due to its perennial nature. We have grown 6 types in my home in district  Hamirpur in H.P.

Leaf size is largest in O. gratissimum but very small in O. americanum.


Kindly consult the material sent on your personal mail.


Thanks, … I will check. 

Ocimum gratissimum

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