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Bolivian coriander
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Tageteae
Genus: Porophyllum
Species: P. ruderale
Binomial name
Porophyllum ruderale

Bolivian coriander is a herbaceous plant whose leaves can be used for seasoning food. Their taste has been described as "somewhere between arugula, cilantro and rue." The plant is commonly grown in Mexico and South America for use in salsas. When fully-grown, this annual grows to about 5 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter.

Having been used by many cultures, this herb is known by many names, including quillquiña (also spelled quirquiña or quilquiña), killi, papalo, tepegua and pápaloquelite. Also, despite the name "Bolivian coriander", this plant is not botanically related to the European Coriander.

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