Taxon: Poliomintha incana (Torr.) A. Gray

Genus: Poliomintha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
  Subfamily: Nepetoideae
      Tribe: Mentheae
        Subtribe: Menthinae
Nomen number: 413379
Place of publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 8:296. 1870
Name Verified on: 29-Apr-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Apr-1999
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Pl Book; TreesS Mex)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Utah


  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. 1972- (Intermt F)
  • Irving, R. 1972. A revision of the genus Poliomintha (Sida) 5:8-22.
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins A flora of New Mexico. 1980 (F New Mex)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. 1964 (F SonorDes)
  • Standley, P. C. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721. 1920 (TreesS Mex)
  • Turner, B. L. 1993. Two new species of Poliomintha (Lamiaceae) from northeastern Mexico (Phytologia) 74:164-167.


Check other web resources for Poliomintha incana (Torr.) A. Gray :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image