Cedronella canariensis

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Cedronella canariensis
Cedronella canariensis


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Genus: Cedronella
Species: Cedronella canariensis


Cedronella canariensis (L.) Webb & Berthel., 1845


  • Basionym
    • Dracocephalum canariense L., Sp. Pl.: 594 (1753).
  • Homotypic
    • Dracocephalum balsamicum Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 87 (1796), nom. superfl.
  • Heterotypic
    • Cedronella triphylla Moench, Methodus: 411 (1794).
    • Dracocephalum ternatifolium Stokes, Bot. Mat. Med. 3: 329 (1812).
    • Brittonastrum triphyllum (Moench) Lyons, Pl. Nam., ed. 2: 81 (1907).
    • Cedronella madrensis M.E.Jones, Contr. W. Bot. 12: 70 (1908).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Macaronesia
      • Azores, Canary Is., Madeira
    • Introduced into:
      • California, Cape Provinces, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, St.Helena

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Balsamstrauch
español: Algaritofe, algaritope, garitopa
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