Taxon: Mentha piperita L.

 
Genus: Mentha
    Section: Mentha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
  Subfamily: Nepetoideae
      Tribe: Mentheae
Nomen number: 24078
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:576. 1753
Comment: [= M. aquatica × M. spicata]
Name Verified on: 02-Dec-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 48 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Human food: beverage base (for preparing an herbal tea fide Mansf Ency)
  • Materials: essential oils (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Gorno-Altay, - Kemerovo
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; United States

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northern Africa: Morocco
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan
    • Middle Asia: Kyrgyzstan; Turkmenistan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Europe

    • : Canada; Europe; United States
    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation-European part - European part
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; Europe; United States
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile

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