Basilicum polystachyon

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  • Botanical Name : Basilicum polystachyon (L.) Moench
  • Synonyms : Moschosma polystachyon (L.) Benth.
  • Common Name : Musk Basil
  • Plant Family : Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Ayurvedic Udyan

About Basilicum polystachyon Plant :

  • Habit : An annual, erect herb.
  • Leaves : Ovate to broadly ovate-lanceolate, glabrous.
  • Flowers : Pale to bright purple in axillary and terminal racemes.
  • Fruit : Nutlets smooth, glabrous, ellipsoid, brown.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : September - January
  • Significance : It is grown as an ornamental plant.