Taxon: Mentha arvensis L.

 
Genus: Mentha
Section: Mentha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Subtribe: Menthinae
Nomen number: 24069
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:577. 1753
Link to protologue:
Comment: non Mentha arvensis auct. N. Amer. (= M. canadensis L.)
Typification:
Name Verified on: 19-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of corn mint ()
  • Gene sources: progenitor of Japanese corn mint (as 2n=96, fide Amer J Bot 89:2018. 2002)
  • Gene sources: progenitor of Scottisch spearmint (as 2n=72, fide Amer J Bot 89:2018. 2002)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of bergamot mint (based on records of natural hybridization with M. aquatica fide Amer J Bot 89:2022. 2002)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of spearmint (based on records of natural hybridization with other species of section Mentha fide Amer J Bot 89:2022. 2002)
  • Materials: essential oils ()
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):344. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan (e.), Turkey (n.e.)
    • CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Buryatia, Gorno-Altay, Tuva, Yakutia-Sakha, Altay, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tyumen]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (Himalayan region), Nepal

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece, Italy, Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Portugal, Spain


    Cultivated

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDO-CHINA: Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore


    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • Canada, United States


References:

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Check other web resources for Mentha arvensis L. :

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24069. Accessed 21 June 2018.