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Common name

English: Sweet basil

German: Basilikum

Mandarin: 罗勒 (luo le)

Portuguese: Basílico

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Lamiales (174)

        Family: Lamiaceae (93)(family description)

          Genus: Ocimum (1)

            Epithet: basilicum L. (1)

Synonym: Ocimum americanum L.

americanum => from America

basilicum => Basil

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Ocimum basilicum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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