Taxon: Lavandula latifolia Medik.

Genus: Lavandula
Subgenus: Lavandula
Section: Lavandula
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Ocimeae
Subtribe: Lavandulinae
Nomen number: 21680
Place of publication: Bot. Beob. 1783:135. 1784
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Jun-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jun-2014
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide F Int Apico)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Materials: essential oils (in perfumery & soapmaking fide Dict Econ Pl)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Croatia
    • Southwestern Europe: Portugal

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
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  • De Wolf, G. P. 1955. Notes on cultivated labiates. 5. Lavandula (Baileya) 3:55.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Lawrence, B. M. 1992. Chemical components of Labiatae oils and their exploitation (Adv Lab Sci) 400.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Ortega-Sada, J. L. Flora de interes apicola y polinizacion de cultivos. (F Int Apico)
  • Oyen, L. P. A. & Nguyen Xuan Dung, eds. 1999. Essential-oil plants (Pl Res SEAs) 19:117-123.
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Tucker, A. O. 1981. The correct name of lavandin and its cultivars (Labiatae) (Baileya) 21:131.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. (Dict Econ Pl)
  • Upson, T. & S. Andrews The genus Lavandula. 2004 (Gen Lavandula) 166-171.

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