Ocimum basilicum ?;
 

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Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Lamiaceae :: Meriandra benghalensis :: Almora :: ARKMAY-13/13 : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)

Attached are pictures of Meriandra benghalensis captured near Almora in November 2012.
Requested to please validate the ID…


It looks like Ocimum species.


Thank you again …, yet another unknown. I wish I could spend hours after hours browsing all threads so that I can learn as many as species ids.


… is correct. The Meriandra bengalensis is different as I have seen it.


Thanks … It was identified as such on another forum… Would like to know the correct ID…..


Ocimum species so far in efi 


Isn’t it Ocimum americanum (= O. canum)?!


Thank you … for the ID….Hoping to get it validated….


Looks like Sweet Basil. Ocimum basilicum.


Meriandra benghalensis is a synonym of Salvia dianthera (see here-http://plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:456098-1) but this plant is not Salvia in my opinion. Rather it should be in Ocimum genus.
Please compare with available Ocimum species in eFI.

Could be Ocimum sanctum.


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