Taxon: Minthostachys mollis Griseb.

Genus: Minthostachys
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
  Subfamily: Nepetoideae
      Tribe: Mentheae
        Subtribe: Menthinae
Nomen number: 403480
Place of publication: Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 19:235; Pl. lorentz. 187. 1874
Comment: since this name was originally based on Bystropogon mollis Kunth, this was an illegitimate later homonym (non Salisb.; Melbourne ICN Art. 53), so there is no parenthetical authorship (Melbourne ICN Art. 58)
Name Verified on: 23-Feb-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Econ Bot 48:60. 1994)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Mem NYBG 98:61. 2008)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru


  • Alkire, B. H. et al. 1994. Tipo, Minthostachys mollis (Lamiaceae): an Ecuadorian mint Econ. Bot. 48:60-64.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Schmidt-Lebuhn, A. N. 2008. A revision of the genus Minthostachys (Labiatae) Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 98:52-65.


Check other web resources for Minthostachys mollis Griseb. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.