Ocimum centraliafricanum R.E. Fr.

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Synonyms: Becium centraliafricanum (R.E. Fr.) Sebald
Becium homblei (De Wild.) P.A. Duvign. & Plancke
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Perennial herb, suffrutex or small shrub to 60 cm. Leaves narrowly obovate, glabrous or sparsely hairy, weakly serrate especially near apex. Calyx densely white-tomentose. Corolla almost white to mauve or purple.
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,N,C,Lk,W
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Jacobsen, W.B.G. (1967). The influence of copper content of the soil on trees and shrubs of Molly South Hill, Mangula Kirkia 6(1) Pages 63 - 84. As Becium homblei

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 56.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 120 - 128. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ocimum centraliafricanum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150330, retrieved 1 October 2023

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