Ocimum sanctum L.

  • Family : LAMIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species : Ocimum sanctum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ocimum tenuiflorum L.
  • Common name : Holy Basil, Sacred Basil
  • Vernacular name : Tulsi (San.); Kalatulsi (Hin.); Tulasi, Sri Tulasi (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 823
  • Key identification features : An erect much branched undershrub, pubescent. Leaves are elliptic-oblong, obtuse or acute at apex, entire or serrate, pubescent. Racemes are simple or branched at base. Calyx is about 3 mm, corolla is upto 4.5 mm, red or purple. Nutlets are not mucilagenous when wetted.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments : Cultivated in all Hindu houses nad temples as a sacred plant and also grown foot hill of forests in wild
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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