Taxon: Mentha ×piperita L.

Genus: Mentha
Section: Mentha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Subtribe: Menthinae
Nomen number: 24078
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:576. 1753
Link to protologue:
Comment: [= M. aquatica × M. spicata]
Name Verified on: 02-Dec-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 48 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring ()
  • Human food: beverage base (for preparing an herbal tea)
  • Materials: essential oils ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()

Distributional Range:


  • 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

    • Europe
    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation-European part European part
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States
  • Southern America

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


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