Porophyllum linaria

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Pepicha (Pipicha)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Tageteae
Genus: Porophyllum
Species: P. linaria
Binomial name
Porophyllum linaria
(Cav.) DC.
Synonyms

Porophyllum tagetoides (Kunth) DC.

Porophyllum linaria (pipicha, pepicha, chepiche) is a sunny short-lived perennial plant used in Mexican cooking, where it is often used to flavor meat dishes. It has a strong taste akin to fresh cilantro with overtones of lemon and anise.[1]

In some Mexican markets fresh and dried material is available for sale as a condiment. It is also used as a medicinal herb.[2]

  1. ^ Soule, J. A. 2011. Father Kino's Herbs: Growing and Using Them Today. Tierra del Sol Institute Press, Tucson, AZ.
  2. ^ Soule, J. A. 1993. Systematics of Tagetes (Compositae). Ph. D. Dissertation. University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX.