Ocimum basilicum L. – Monograph

  Order: Lamiales Family: Lamiaceae ¬† The genus Ocimum belongs to the family Lamiaceae, which includes most popular herbs/shrubs known for their medicinal properties and aroma profile. Due to the important morphological as well as chemical variability within the genus, its taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships are still debated. Moreover, the existence of chemotypes within single species increases the complexity to …

Bellis L. – Monography

Bellis perennis

  Order: Asterales Link Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl (o Asteraceae Martinov; syn. Compositae (nom. cons.) Giseke) Subfamily: Asteroideae (Cass.) Lindl. Tribe: Astereae Cass. Subtribe: Bellidinae Willk.   Daisies (Bellis perennis L., Bellis sylvestris Cirillo and Leucanthemum vulgare Lam.) have been used as medicinal plants since ancient times. In the European traditions they have been used in a more or …

Ilex L. – Monography

  Order: Aquifoliales SenftFamily: Aquifoliaceae Bercht. & J.Presl Ilex is a genus comprising over 560 species of flowering plants in the family Aquifoliaceae, and it is the only living genus in that family. The Ilex species are evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs, and climbers from tropics to temperate zones worldwide. The type species is Ilex aquifolium, the common European holly. …

Eryngium L. – Monography

  Order: Apiales (APG IV, Cronquist)Family: Apiaceae Lindl. With approximately 250 species distributed in Eurasia, North Africa, North and South America, and Australia (with the center of diversity in South America), Eryngium L. is the largest and arguably the most taxonomically complex genus of the family Apiaceae. Like many other members of the celery or carrot family, Eryngium has been …