Phyla (genus)

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"Frogfruit" redirects here. In colloquial use this often refers to Phyla nodiflora specifically.
Fogfruits or frogfruits
Starr 031108-0219 Phyla nodiflora.jpg
Turkey Tangle (P. nodiflora) with inflorescence
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Phyla
Type species
Phyla chinensis

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Phyla /ˈflə/[2] is a genus of eustarid plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae. Members of the genus are known generally as fogfruit or frogfruit.[3] Species once classified in the genus Lippia may be known by the common name lippia. Some species, e.g. Aztec Sweet Herb (P. dulcis), are used in cooking.

Selected species[edit]


  1. ^ "Phyla Lour.". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  2. ^ Kathleen N. Brenzel, ed. (1995). Sunset Western Garden Book (6 ed.). Sunset Publishing Corporation. pp. 606–607. ISBN 978-0-376-03851-7. 
  3. ^ "Phyla". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Subordinate Taxa of Phyla Lour.". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  5. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Phyla". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Phyla at Wikispecies Media related to Phyla at Wikimedia Commons