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Flower Of Ocimum Sanctum

Flower Of Ocimum Sanctum
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Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (SUBHENDU_BAGCHI) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 52] (320)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5600
Exposure: f/5.4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-26 21:49
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Common name- holy basil, tulsi.
Botanical name- Ocimum tenuiflorum.
Synonyms- Ocimum Sanatum.

Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is a
widely grown, sacred plant of
India. Hindus grow Tulsi as a
religious plant in their homes,
temples and their farms. They
use Tulsi leaves in routine
worship. Tulsi, grown as a pot
plant, is found in almost every
traditional Hindu house. The
natural habitat of Tulsi varies
from sea level to an altitude of
2000 m. It is found growing
naturally in moist soil nearly all
over the globe. Tulsi is a
branched, fragrant and erect
herb having hair all over. It
attains a height of about 75 to
90 cm when mature. Its leaves
are nearly round and up to 5
cm long with the margin being
entire or toothed. These are
aromatic because of the
presence of a kind of scented oil
in them. A variety with green
leaves is called Shri Tulsi and
one with reddish leaves is called
Krishna Tulsi. Tulsi flowers are
small having purple to reddish
color, present in small compact
clusters on cylindrical spikes.
Stalkless heart-shaped bracts
are there at the base of each
flower cluster. Sepal cup is not
hairy within. Flowers are rarerly
longer than 5 mm, calyx tube
bearded outside near base.
Flower tube is hairy. The fruits
are small and the seeds yellow
to reddish in color.
Medicinal uses: Because of
its medicinal virtues, Tulsi is used
in Ayurvedic preparations for
treating various ailments.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-26 23:02]

A sacred plant of India?
What a amazing capture!
Great shot ans good note.

hello Subhendu,
a beautiful picture of Ocimum tenuiflorum, good sharpness and splendid soft colours in a very nice composition.
Best regards

Ciao Subhendu, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-28 11:24]

Hello Subhendu,
a very interesting macro.
Excellent colors, a high-class composition.
Very good and describe offered!
Best regards,

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