genus Ocimum


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Noun1.genus Ocimum - basilgenus Ocimum - basil          
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
basil - any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
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The genus Ocimum contains between 50 and 150 species of herbs and shrubs found in the tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Central and South America [4, 5].
having about 65 member in genus Ocimum belong to family Lamiaceae, is an annual herb and cosmopolitan in distribution and became the major cultivating as essential oil producing crop.
There are more than 65 species of the genus Ocimum, basil is the major essential oil crop which is cultivated commercially in many countries [17].
The genus Ocimum shows distribution in Asia Africa and Central America (Darrah 1998) and is cultivated in many European countries like France Italy and Spain.