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Taxon: Mentha longifolia (L.) Huds.

 
Genus: Mentha
Section: Mentha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Subtribe: Menthinae
Nomen number: 24076
Place of publication: Fl. angl. 221. 1762 (Linnaeus, Fl. monspel. 19. 1756, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/52504822
Comment: in Fl. monspel., L. intended this as Mentha spicata var. longifolia
Name Verified on: 19-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 19 (19 active, 18 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (in the Caucasus)
  • Food additives:
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal, [Madeira Islands] Spain [Canarias]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (n.), Morocco, Tunisia
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa [Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West]

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Cyprus, Egypt, [Sinai] Iran (n.w.), Iraq (n.), Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Altay, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Turkmenistan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (n.), Nepal, Pakistan

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Sweden (s.)
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part (s. & c.)] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy, Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Portugal, Spain


    Cultivated

    Asia-Temperate
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Turkmenistan
    • CHINA: China


    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • Canada, United States


References:

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  2. Bunsawat, J. et al. 2004. Phylogenetics of Mentha (Lamiaceae): evidence from chloroplast DNA sequences. Syst. Bot. 29:959-964. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  3. Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. 1989-. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares.
  4. Codd, L. E. 1983. Southern African species of Mentha L. (Lamiaceae). Bothalia 14:170.
  5. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson. 1998. Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning
  6. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1962. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. 6:341.
  7. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  8. Denslow, M. W. & D. B. Pointdexter. 2009. Mentha suaveolens and M. × rotundifolia in North Carolina: A clarification of distribution and taxonomic identity. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3:383-393. Note: it found no evidence for the presence of this species in North Carolina
  9. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  10. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flora of southern Africa.
  11. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  12. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen Note: lists as Mentha longifolia (L.) L.
  13. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  14. Fennane, M. et al., eds. 1999-. Flore pratique du Maroc.
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  18. Gobert, V. et al. 2006. Heterogeneity of three molecular data partition phylogenies of mints related to M. × piperita (Mentha; Lamiaceae). Pl. Biol. 8:470-485.
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  20. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  21. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6 Note: lists as Mentha longifolia (L.) L.
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  26. Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000-. Flora of Siberia (English translation) Note: lists as Mentha longifolia L.
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  42. Valdés, B. et al., eds. 2002. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification
  43. Vining, K. J. et al. 2005. Mentha longifolia (L.) L.: A model species for Mint genetic research. HortScience 40:1225-1229.
  44. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.
  45. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  46. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina. Note: lists as Mentha longifolia L.

Check other web resources for Mentha longifolia (L.) Huds. :

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24076. Accessed 14 July 2020.