Characterization and conservation of Clinopodium raimondoi Spadaro, A.S. Faqi & Mazzola germplasm in the Parco della Favorita of Palermo city (Sicily, Italy)

T. Tuttolomondo, S. La Bella, G. Venturella, C. Leto, L. Riccobono, G. Virga, M.C. Gennaro, M. Licata
In urban areas, the parks represent an important source of plant biodiversity. The Parco della Favorita is the largest green area in Palermo city (Sicily, Italy). Clinopodium raimondoi Spadaro, A.S. Faqi & Mazzola is an aromatic plant species which has a range of uses in Sicilian traditional culture. The essential oil of this species is rich in terpene components and its aroma is similar to that of mint. The aim of this study was to enhance the germplasm of C. raimondoi in the Parco della Favorita. A collection-field was set up within the park. The main biometric and productive parameters of the species were determined and gas chromatographic analyses were carried out to determine the quality profile of the essential oils. The collection-field of C. raimondoi plays an important role in the conservation and safeguard of the species.
Tuttolomondo, T., La Bella, S., Venturella, G., Leto, C., Riccobono, L., Virga, G., Gennaro, M.C. and Licata, M. (2017). Characterization and conservation of Clinopodium raimondoi Spadaro, A.S. Faqi & Mazzola germplasm in the Parco della Favorita of Palermo city (Sicily, Italy). Acta Hortic. 1189, 509-512
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1189.102
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1189.102
urban park, urban plant biodiversity, wild plant species, aromatic uses
English

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