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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. Last Changed: 30-Aug-1999
Species priority site is:
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 (fide L Edible Pl; Dict Gard; F VenGuay; F Guianas)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F VenGuay; F Guianas)

Distributional Range:


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


  1. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. (F Guianas)
  2. Herb Society of America Oregano and Marjoram: an Herb Society of America guide to the genus Origanum (Oregano & Marjoram) 24.
  3. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  4. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening (Dict Gard)
  5. Jardín Botánico Nacional Flora de la República de Cuba (F Cuba)
  6. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption (L Edible Pl)
  7. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba (F CubaLeon)
  8. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  9. Liogier, H. A. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-. (F Hispan)
  10. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  11. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2 (Food Feed Crops US)
  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. Flora of Dominica, Part 2: Dicotyledonae. Smithsonian contributions to botany vol. 77. (F Dominica) 227.
  14. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=101147. Accessed 26 May 2019.