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2a. Ocimum basilicum var. basilicum

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Ocimum basilicum Linnaeus var. majus Bentham.

Petiole puberulent; leaf blade ovate to ovate-oblong. Verticillasters puberulent.

Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xinjiang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Africa, Asia]

Mostly cultivated as aromatic herbs, sometimes wild. Source of an essential oil. Herb used as a condiment, also used in cosmetics and perfumes.


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