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Taxon: Aloysia citrodora Paláu

Genus: Aloysia
Family: Verbenaceae
Nomen number: 317750
Place of publication: Parte práct. bot. 1:768. 1784
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Feb-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

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:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Food additives:
  • Human food:
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia [Cochabamba, La Paz, Tarija]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Catamarca, Jujuy, La Rioja, Salta, Tucumán] Paraguay [Central, Cordillera]

    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)


  1. Armada, J. & A. Barra. 1992. On Aloysia Palau (Verbenaceae). Taxon 41:88-90.
  2. Cabrera, A. L., dir. 1977-. Flora de la provincia de Jujuy, República Argentina. Note: lists as "citriodora"
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  4. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6 Note: = Lippia triphylla (L'Hér.) Kuntze
  5. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  6. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  7. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  8. O'Leary, N. et al. 2016. Taxonomic revision of Aloysia (Verbenaceae, Lantaneae) in South America. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 101:568-609. DOI: 10.3417/2013015
  9. Pajaujis Anonis, D. 1993. Flower oils and floral compounds in perfumery. Note: = Verbena triphylla L'Hér.
  10. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  11. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  12. Siedo, S. J. 2006. Systematics of Aloysia (Verbenaceae). Unpublished dissertation 64-74. URL: https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/bitstream/handle/2152/3492/siedod21650.pdf?sequence=2 target='_blank'
  13. Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana.
  14. Still, S. M. 1994. Manual of herbaceous ornamental plants, ed. 4
  15. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996, 1999. 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. Note: lists as "citriodora"

Check other web resources for Aloysia citrodora Paláu :

  • 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.
  • 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=317750. Accessed 12 August 2020.