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Taxon: Lippia micromera Schauer

Genus: Lippia
Family: Verbenaceae
Nomen number: 101147
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 11:587. 1847
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Jamaican oregano  (Source: Oregano & Marjoram) - English
  • Puerto Rican oregano  (Source: Food Feed Crops US) - English
  • Spanish-thyme  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • majorana  (Source: F PuertoR) - Spanish
  • oreganillo  (Source: F Cuba) - Spanish
  • oreganito  (Source: F Cuba) - Spanish
  • orégano  (Source: F Hispan) - Spanish
  • orégano chiquito  (Source: F PuertoR) - Spanish
  • orégano del país  (Source: F PuertoR) - Spanish
  • orégano poleo  (Source: F Hispan) - Spanish
  • orégano verdadero  (Source: F Cuba) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring; flavoring; flavoring; flavoring
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, [Trinidad] United States [Puerto Rico]
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Venezuela [Merida, Amazonas, Aragua, Miranda, Monagas, Nueva Esparta, Sucre, Federal District, Lara, Tachira, Trujillo, Delta Amacuro]


  1. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986-. Flora of the Guianas.
  2. Herb Society of America. 2005. Oregano and Marjoram: an Herb Society of America guide to the genus Origanum 24.
  3. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. Note: cultivated
  4. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  5. Jardín Botánico Nacional. 1998-. Flora de la República de Cuba
  6. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption
  7. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba
  8. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. Note: cultivated
  9. Liogier, H. A. 1981-. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-.
  10. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  11. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  12. Moldenke, H. N. 1980. A sixth summary of the Verbenaceae, Avicenniaceae, Stilbaceae, Chloanthaceae, Symphoremaceae, Nyctanthaceae, and Eriocaulaceae of the world as to valid taxa, geographic distribution and synonymy. Phytologia Mem. 2:1-629.
  13. Nicolson, D. H. et al. 1991. Flora of Dominica, Part 2: Dicotyledonae. Smithsonian contributions to botany vol. 77. 227. Note: cultivated
  14. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995-. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Note: Missouri Botanical Garden & Timber Press

Check other web resources for Lippia micromera Schauer :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=101147. Accessed 5 July 2020.