Kleinia viridiflora Kunth
Porophyllum holwayanum Greenm.
Porophyllum lindenii Sch.Bip.
Porophyllum nutans B.L.Rob. & Greenm.
Porophyllum viridiflorum is an erect, profusely-branched perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody and persist; it usually grows up to 300cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine.
N. America - central and southern Mexico
Common on hillsides with pastures, thickets, pine-oak forests and deciduous tropical forest; at elevations from 280 - 2,500 metres[
Plants can flower all year round[
The aromatic oils, which are contained largely in the pores or glands that are especially plentiful on the leaves, produce a strong odour when the foliage is bruised, broken, or heated. Cures, real or fancied, that are attributed to various species of Porophyllum are probably largely due to either the soothing properties of the oils or the imagination by the patient that anything that is so odoriferous must be beneficial[
Young shoots - raw[
The plant has medicinal uses[
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