Genus:
Lippia L.

Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E.Br. ex Britton & P.Wilson

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America. It is used as a medicine, has environmental uses and for food.

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
albahaca de páramo, aliviadolor, chiva, curalotodo, curayá, maiztostado, martinica, oreganito, oreganito de La Sierra, orégano calentano, orégano de cerro, prontoalivio, verbena

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 400 - 2120 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Islas Caribeñas, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, arbusto
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Amazonia, Andean, Caribbean, Orinoquia. Elevation range: 400–2120 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Amazonas, Antioquia, Bogotá DC, Cundinamarca, La Guajira, Magdalena, Meta, San Andrés y Providencia, Santander.
Habit
Herb, Shrub.
Conservation
National Red List of Colombia (2021): Potential LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Curalotodo, Menta americana, Orégano de cerro, Pronto alivio, Quitadolor, Toronjil americano

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Central American Pac, India, Portugal, Queensland

Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E.Br. ex Britton & P.Wilson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 29, 2016 H. Buchanan-Smith [75], Bolivia K000373717 No
Mar 1, 2013 Dusén, P. [8634], Brazil K000887856 Yes
Mar 1, 2013 Glaziou, A. [21899a], Brazil K000887869 Yes
Mar 1, 2013 Sellow [3323], Brazil K000887854 Yes
Mar 1, 2013 Traill, J.W.H. [663], Brazil K000887865 Yes
Mar 1, 2013 Glaziou, A. [14159], Brazil K000887863 Yes
Mar 1, 2013 Spruce [1089], Brazil K000887855 Yes
Mar 1, 2013 Prance, G.T. [24431], Brazil K000887866 Yes
Mar 1, 2013 Kummrow, R. [1181], Brazil K000887857 Yes
Mar 1, 2013 Prance, G.T. [5351], Brazil K000887860 Yes
Sep 25, 2009 Villalobos [995], Bolivia K000248719 No
Sep 25, 2009 Lliully [464], Bolivia K000248731 No
Aug 2, 2006 Wood [17123], Bolivia K000194713 No
Jan 1, 1998 Heringer, E.P. [14185], Brazil K000887870 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Harley, R.M. [PCD2941], Bahia K000013988 No
Jan 1, 1996 Santos, M.B. [1], Brazil K000887868 Yes
Feb 1, 1995 Veloso, R. [EAC21808], Brazil K000012191 No
Feb 1, 1995 Veloso, R. [EAC21806], Brazil K000012192 No
Feb 1, 1995 Veloso, R. [EAC21807], Brazil K000012193 No
Jan 1, 1995 Brazil K000013620 No
Jan 1, 1995 CENARGEN [7], Brazil K000013614 No
Jan 1, 1995 CENARGEN [6], Brazil K000013613 No
Jan 1, 1995 França, F. [0], Bahia K000013607 No
Jan 1, 1995 Harley, R.M. [23020], Bahia K000013617 No
Jan 1, 1995 Lira, C.M.S. [303], Rio de Janeiro K000013616 Yes
Jan 1, 1995 Rodrigues, E.H. [31], Pernambuco K000013618 Yes
Jan 1, 1995 Plowman, T. [12788], Bahia K000013623 Yes
Jan 1, 1995 Ridley [64], Fernando de Noronha K000013624 Yes
Nov 1, 1993 Barros, C.S.S. [121], Alagoas K000013609 No
Jan 1, 1993 Hatschbach, G.G. [50773], Brazil K000887864 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Cavalcante, E.S. [EAC10834], Brazil K000013612 No
Jan 1, 1990 Hage, J.L. [244], Bahia K000013608 No
Jan 1, 1986 Fernandes, A. [EAC8892], Brazil K000013615 No
Jan 1, 1936 Costa, A.S. [33449], Brazil K000887867 Yes
Barros, C.S.S. [128], Alagoas K000013619 Yes
Drouet, F. [2561], Brazil K000013621 Yes
Lopes, J. [18679], Brazil K000012167 No
Lopes, J. [18673], Brazil K000012165 No
Lopes, J. [18675], Brazil K000012166 No
Moura, O.T. [548], Brazil K000013622 Yes
Nunes, E. [EAC9002], Brazil K000013610 No
Nunes, E. [EAC12343], Brazil K000013611 No
Salta K000470947 Yes
Salta K000470948 Yes
Fendler, A. [220], Panama K000470960 Unknown type material Yes
Chaco K000470945 Yes
Salta K000470946 Yes
Macedo, A. [s.n.], Brazil K000887858 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [497], Brazil K000887862 Yes
Berg, C. [P19822], Brazil K000887859 Yes
Griseb [s.n.], Guadeloupe K000470800 Yes
Prance, G.T. [29881], Brazil K000887861 Yes
Small, J.K. [s.n.], Florida Lippia citrata K000759922 Yes
Jan 1, 2009 Palmer, E. [1303], Mexico Lippia alba f. scabra K000633683 isotype Yes
Barclay [s.n.], Mexico Lippia geminata K000470813 Yes
Sellow [s.n.], Brazil Lippia geminata K000470908 Yes
Galeotti, H.G. [788], Mexico Lippia geminata K000470814 Yes
Barclay [s.n.], Jalisco Lippia geminata K000470812 Yes

First published in Bot. Porto Rico 6: 141 (1925)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
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  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Gonçales Salimenas, F.R. & al. (2016). Flora dos estados de Goiás e Tocantins 47: 1-157. Universidade Federal de Goiás.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
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  • Trusty, J.L., Kesler, H.C. & Delgado, G.H. (2006). Vascular flora of Isla del Coco, Costa Rica Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, ser. 4, 57: 247-355.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Cirilo, N. & Proctor, G.R. (1994). Vascular plants of the Caribbean Swan islands of Honduras Brenesia 41-42: 73-80.
  • Correll, D.S. & Correll, H.B. (1982). Flora of the Bahama Archipelago: 1-1692. J.Cramer, Vaduz.
  • Trusty, J.L., Kesler, H.C. & Delgado, G.H. (2006). Vascular flora of Isla del Coco, Costa Rica Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, ser. 4, 57: 247-355.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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    ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    ColPlantA database
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  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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