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Taxon: Mentha spicata L.

 
Genus: Mentha
Section: Mentha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Subtribe: Menthinae
Nomen number: 24082
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:576. 1753
Link to protologue:
Comment: probably originated from allopolyploidy
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 20-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 96 (95 active, 87 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey (w.)

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (s. & Sardinia, Sicily)


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • Africa

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Turkey
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Pakistan

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Russian Federation-European part [European part]
    • Europe

    Northern America
    • Canada, United States

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal, [Azores, Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands]

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Cyprus, Iran, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Georgia, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Irkutsk]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Turkmenistan
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy, Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Spain (incl. Baleares)

    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil (s.)
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina


References:

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Check other web resources for Mentha spicata L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24082. Accessed 19 July 2019.