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Ocimum kilimandscharicum Guerke (Lamiaceae): A New Distributional Record for Peninsular India with Focus on its Economic Potential
- Misra, R. C., Das, G.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India, Section B: biological sciences 2016 v.86 no.4 pp. 795-803
- Ocimum kilimandscharicum, agroecological zones, flora, habitats, photographs, India
- Ocimum kilimandscharicum Guerke (Lamiaceae), alien to the Indian flora, was discovered in the natural habitat from two locations of different agro-ecological zones of Odisha. After critical review of published literature on distribution, it was earlier known only from Uttarakhand. However, its natural occurrence in Odisha was found to be a new record for peninsular India. A detailed diagnostic description, photographs, ecology and potentiality of the species was provided for easy identification and further economic utilization.