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Useful Tropical Plants

Clinopodium macrostemum

(Moc. & Sessé ex Benth.) Kuntze

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Calamintha fuchsiifolia Gand.

Calamintha macrostema (Moc. & Sessé ex Benth.) Benth.

Clinopodium laevigatum Standl.

Melissa macrostema Moc. & Sessé ex Benth.

Satureja laevigata (Standl.) Standl.

Satureja macrostema (Moc. & Sessé ex Benth.) Briq.

Common Name: Te del Monte

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General Information

Te del Monte is a small shrub.
The leaves are gathered from the wild and used to make a tea that is popular in Mexico[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

N. America - Mexico.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of mountainous elevations in the tropics, it should succeed in the subtropics and possibly in the warm tropics.

Edible Uses

The leaves are used to make a popular tea in Mexico[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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