Aloysia triphylla (L'Hér.) Britt.

Common name

English: Lemon Beebrush

German: Zitronenverbene

Portuguese: Lúcia-lima

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Lamiales (157)

        Family: Verbenaceae (12) (family description)

          Genus: Aloysia (1)

           Epithet: triphylla (L'Hér.) Britt. (1)

Synonyms: Aloysia citriodora Ortega ex Pers., Lippia citriodora Kunth, Lippia citrodora (Lam.) Kunth, Lippia triphylla (L'Her.) Kuntze

citrodora => lemon-scented

triphylla => three-leaved or with a perianth consisting of three distinct leaves

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Aloysia triphylla at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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