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Useful Tropical Plants

Clinopodium brownei

(Sw.) Kuntze

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Apozia chamaedryoides Willd. ex Steud.

Apozia serpyllacea Willd. ex Steud.

Clinopodium stoloniferum (Benth.) Kuntze

Clinopodium xalapense (Kunth) Kuntze

Hedeoma gracillima M.E.Jones

Micromeria bahamensis Shinners

Micromeria brownei (Sw.) Benth.

Micromeria domingensis Shinners

Micromeria pilosiuscula (A.Gray) Small

Micromeria stolonifera Benth.

Micromeria xalapensis (Kunth) Benth.

Satureja brownei (Sw.) Briq.

Satureja stolonifera (Benth.) Briq.

Satureja xalapensis (Kunth) Briq.

Thymus brownei Sw.

Thymus gracilis Willd. ex Benth.

Thymus xalapensis Kunth

Common Name:

Clinopodium brownei
Flowering plant
Photograph by: Mary Keim
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General Information

Clinopodium brownei is a creeping herb with stems up to 40cm long that trail along the ground or are sometimes more erect[
72
Title
Manual of the Southeastern Flora.
Publication
 
Author
Small J.K.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
University of N. Carolina Press.
Year
1933
ISBN
 
Description
Getting rather dated now, an immense work covering the flora of Southeastern N. America. No pictures, it is not for the casual reader. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is a popular local herbal tea and has potential as an insect repellent.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/

Range

S. America - Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia; Caribbean - Jamaica to Bahamas; C. America - Honduras to Mexico; N. America - Mexico to Florida.

Habitat

Swamps, marshes, stream banks, woods and ditches in Florida[
72
Title
Manual of the Southeastern Flora.
Publication
 
Author
Small J.K.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
University of N. Carolina Press.
Year
1933
ISBN
 
Description
Getting rather dated now, an immense work covering the flora of Southeastern N. America. No pictures, it is not for the casual reader. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Moist or wet thickets or meadows, often in marshes or along the edges of small mountain streams, or on wet banks, at elevations from 1,200 - 2,500 metres in Guatemala[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.20 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The plant has a strong peppermint-like flavour and fragrance. It is locally popular as a herb tea[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The plant has a strong aroma of pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegioides)[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
]. The essential oil of that plant is often employed in the United States, where it is applied to the skin as a preventive of mosquito bites. It is to be presumed that this species has the same properties[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

Propagation

Seed -
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