Ocimum gratissimum L.

Aromatic woody perennial shrub to over 2 m tall. Leaves to 14 cm long, 7 cm wide, elliptic to ovate, margins saw-toothed, tip pointed, stalks to 3 cm long. Flowers in open or crowded clusters, often forming a terminal tuft of bracts. Corolla green, yellow or white.

India, Africa

An extract is used as an insecticide.

Source: Spencer, R.; Holmes, R.; McNaughton, V. (2002). Lavandula. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Lamiaceae
genus        Ocimum L.