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Common name

English: Sesame

German: Sesam

Portuguese: Gergelim

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2603)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2502)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2116)

      Order: Scrophulariales (98)

        Family: Pedaliaceae (2)(family description)

          Genus: Sesamum (1)

            Epithet: orientale L. (3)

Synonym: Sesamum indicum L.

indicum => of Indian origin

orientale => eastern

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: pink, white

External links

Check for Sesamum orientale at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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