Taxon: Aloysia citrodora Palau

Genus: Aloysia
Family: Verbenaceae
Nomen number: 317750
Place of publication: Parte práct. bot. 1:768. 1784
Name Verified on: 03-Feb-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • lemon-verbena  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • verveine citronelle  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Zitronenstrauch  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • cidrão  (Source: Ph.D.) - Portuguese
  • salva-limão  (Source: Ph.D.) - Portuguese
  • cedrón  (Source: Names Soukup) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Pl Book; Food Feed Crops US)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Man HerbPl)
  • Human food: beverage base (herb fide Man HerbPl)
  • Materials: essential oils (for perfumes fide Flower Oils)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F Jujuy; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina - Catamarca, - Jujuy, - La Rioja, - Salta, - Tucuman

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult. in tropics


  • Armada, J. & A. Barra 1992. On Aloysia Palau (Verbenaceae) (Taxon) 41:88-90.
  • Cabrera, A. L., dir. Flora de la provincia de Jujuy, República Argentina. 1977- (F Jujuy)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Pajaujis Anonis, D. Flower oils and floral compounds in perfumery. 1993 (Flower Oils)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Siedo, S. J. 2006. Systematics of Aloysia (Verbenaceae) (Ph.D.) 64-74.
  • Soukup, J. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. 1970 (Names Soukup)
  • Still, S. M. Manual of herbaceous ornamental plants, ed. 4. 1994 (Man HerbPl)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. 1996, 1999 (L Argent)


Check other web resources for Aloysia citrodora Palau :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.