EPPO Global Database

Ocimum americanum(OCICA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: OCICA
  • Preferred name: Ocimum americanum
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China, Africa (from Sahel southwards). Madagascar. Introduced in Central and South America, Australia. The name of this species is anomalous, since it is not native to America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Ocimum africanum Loureiro
Ocimum canum Sims
Ocimum pilosum Willdenow

Common names
Name Language
American basil English
hairy basil English
hoary basil English
lemon basil English
Kampferbasilikum German
basilic citron French
albahaca velluda Spanish
albahaquilla Spanish
basilico americano Italian
kamferbasilicum Dutch
alfavaca-de-américa Portuguese
alfavaca-de-vaqueiro Portuguese
manjericão-americano Portuguese
manjericão-branco Portuguese
limebasilika Swedish
камфорный базилик Russian
huī luó lè Chinese
灰罗勒 Chinese
васильки сиві Ukrainian