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Taxon: Phyla dulcis (Trevir.) Moldenke

Genus: Phyla
Family: Verbenaceae
Nomen number: 429352
Place of publication: Torreya 34:9. 1934
Name verified on: 17-Dec-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Aztec sweetherb   (Source: Pl Names ) – English
  • honeyherb   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 [as P. scaberrima]) – English
  • Mexican lippia   (Source: Dict Gard [as Lippia dulcis]) – English
  • aztekisches Süßkraut   (Source: Zander ed17 [as Lippia dulcis]) – German
  • hierba dulce   (Source: F Veracruz [as Lippia dulcis]) – Spanish
  • oruzuz   (Source: F Guat [as Lippia dulcis]) – Spanish
  • yerba dulce   (Source: Zander ed17 [as Lippia dulcis]) – Spanish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Mexico [s.]
    Caribbean: Cuba; Hispaniola; Puerto Rico
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Western South America: Colombia


  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. [= P. scaberrima].
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. [= Lippia dulcis].
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978–. Flora de Veracruz. [= Lippia dulcis].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [= Lippia dulcis].
  • Kennedy, K. 1992. A systematic study of the genus Phyla Lour. (Verbenaceae: Verbenoideae, Lantanae). Unpublished dissertation (University of Texas at Austin) 160–170.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala. [= Lippia dulcis].


Check other web resources for Phyla dulcis (Trevir.) Moldenke:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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