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Taxon: Nepeta cataria L.

 
Genus: Nepeta
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Subtribe: Nepetinae
Nomen number: 25165
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:570. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 11-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (4 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • catmint  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • catnip  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • catnip   - English (Canada)
  • cataire  (Source: HerbSpices) - French
  • menthe des chats  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • herbe à chat   - French (Canada)
  • gewöhnliche Katzenminze  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • Katzenminze  (Source: HerbSpices) - German
  • erba-de-gatta  (Source: HerbSpices) - Italian
  • chikuma-hakka  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • inu-hakka  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • erva-gateira  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • hierba gatera  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • menta de gato  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • kattmynta  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • jing jie  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • kotovnik košačij  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Food additives:
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

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

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Hungary
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part (s.)] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece, Italy (incl. Sicily), Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  3. Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986-1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  4. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 208.
  5. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen 2:1574.
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Nepeta+cataria&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  10. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  11. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  12. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  13. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  14. Lawrence, B. M. 1992. Chemical components of Labiatae oils and their exploitation. Advances in labiate science 400.
  15. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2 137-138.
  16. Magness, J. R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States. IR Bull. 1
  17. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  18. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  19. Mouterde, P. 1966-. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  20. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  21. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  22. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  23. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  24. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  25. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  26. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Nepeta cataria L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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=25165. Accessed 17 October 2019.