Lippia graveolens

Scientific name: Lippia graveolens Kunth
Synonym: Lippia berlandieri Schauer
Botanical family: VERBENACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)

Costa Rica:

  • orégano
  • wild marjoran

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Slender shrub, up to 2 m in height, aromatic, branches short-pilose.  Leaves oblong to elliptic, or ovate to ovate-oblong, 2-4 cm in length, generally obtuse or round at the tip, round or subcordate at the base, densely pilose at the sheaf, densely tomentose and glandular on the underside; margins finely crenate.  Flowers in subglobose to oblong spikes, 4-12 mm in length; corolla white.







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