Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats Specimen Records:137 Specimens with Sequences:159 Specimens with Barcodes:126 Species:63 Species With Barcodes:63 Public Records:115 Public Species:60 Public BINs:0
Various Clinopodiumspecies are used as medicinal herbs. For example C. laevigatum is used in Mexico as a tea under the name "Poleo" or "yerba de Borracho" to cure hangovers, stomach aches, and liver disease.
Clinopodium has been defined very differently by different authors. Some have restricted it to as few as 13 species, all closely related to the type species, Clinopodium vulgare. In the latest revision of Lamiaceae, Clinopodium encompassed about 100 species, including those otherwise placed in the genera Acinos, Calamintha, and Xenopoma.  This circumscription, called Clinopodiumsensu lato, was shown to be polyphyletic in 2004. 
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Aromatic perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Leaves opposite, toothed (sometimes entire); margin flat, not thickened. Inflorescence a thyrse, sometimes the cymes reduced to single flowers; bracts similar to stem leaves but becoming smaller in upper part of stem. Calyx 5-lobed, weakly zygomorphic to strongly 2-lipped. Corolla 2-lipped; posterior lip entire, emarginate or 4-toothed; anterior lip 3-lobed, flat. Stamens 4, fertile or upper pair reduced to staminodes, sometimes all sterile in female flowers, ascending under posterior lip. Ovary 4-lobed; style gynobasic. Nutlets trigonous, matt.
Acinos is a genus of ten species of annual and short-lived evergreenperennialwoodyplants native to southern Europe and western Asia. Its name comes from the Greek word akinos, the name of a small aromatic plant. They are small, tufted, bushy or spreading plants growing to 10-45 cm tall. The 2-lipped, tubular flowers are in whorls borne on erect spike-like inflorescence produced in mid-summer.