Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Br. ex Britton & P. Wilson, 1925., N. E. Br. ex Britton & P. Wilson, 1925

Verloove, Filip, 2021, New records in vascular plants alien to Tenerife (Spain, Canary Islands), Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 62878-62878: 62878

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.9.e62878

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scientific name

Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Br. ex Britton & P. Wilson, 1925.
status

 

Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Br. ex Britton & P. Wilson, 1925.  

Lippia alba   Bot. Porto Rico 6(1): 141. 1925.

Distribution

TENERIFE: Guía de Isora, Playa de San Juan, SE of the village, shallow, dry barranco, a single shrub, relic of former plantation (?), 14.01.2019, F. Verloove 13438 (BR); Santa Cruz de Tenerife, San Andrés, Barranco de San Andrés, dry gravelly riverbed, two young shrubs, self-sown, 22.12.2019, F. Verloove 13738 (BR).https://observation.org/observation/205285935/; https://observation.org/observation/205286074/

Notes

Lippia alba   is native to southern Texas (U.S.A.), Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental or for its aromatic foliage. In places where it was formerly introduced, it relatively easily naturalises, for instance, in Australia ( Munir 1993). In Europe, it was recently reported for the first time from a single locality in Portugal ( Verloove and Alves 2016).

In 2019, this species was recorded in two localities in Tenerife. In Playa de San Juan, a single shrub grows in a very shallow, dried-out ravine. It may be a mere relic of former cultivation there. In a second locality, in San Andrés, however, two young, obviously self-sown shrubs were found growing on the gravel of the dry riverbed (Fig. 6 View Figure 6 ).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Angiospermae

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Poales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Lippia

Loc

Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Br. ex Britton & P. Wilson, 1925.

Verloove, Filip 2021
2021
Loc

Lippia alba

N. E. Br. ex Britton & P. Wilson 1925
1925