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Taxon: Mentha ×gracilis Sole

 
Genus: Mentha
Section: Mentha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Subtribe: Menthinae
Nomen number: 313240
Place of publication: Menth. brit. 37, t. 16. 1798
Link to protologue:
Comment: [= M. arvensis × M. spicata]
Name Verified on: 20-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 24 (24 active, 4 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:

  • Food additives: flavoring
  • Materials: essential oils
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated

    Europe
    • Europe

    Northern America
    • United States


    Naturalized

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Russian Federation-European part [European part]
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Former Yugoslavia, Italy, Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain


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. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  4. Fenwick, A. L. & S. M. Ward. 2001. Use of Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA markers for cultivar identification in mint. HortScience 36:761-764. Note: it comments that Mentha × gracilis is one of the two taxa used as a source of commercial mint oil in the United States
  5. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  6. Harley, R. M. & T. Reynolds, eds. 1992. Advances in labiate science 400.
  7. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  8. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  9. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  10. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  11. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  12. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  13. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  14. Saric-Kundalic, B. et al. 2009. Multivariate numerical taxonomy of Mentha species, hybrids, varieties and cultivars. Sci. Pharm. 77:851-876.
  15. Sell, P. & G. Murrell. 1996-. Flora of Great Britain and Ireland.
  16. Tucker, A. O. & D. E. Fairbrothers. 1990. The origin of Mentha ×gracilis (Lamiaceae). I. Chromosome numbers, fertility, and three morphological characters. Econ. Bot. 44:183-213. Note: resynthesized this sterile hybrid by crossing Mentha arvensis × M. spicata, one hybrid "matched clones of M. × gracilis with chromosome number of 2n=60
  17. Tucker, A. O. & R. F. C. Naczi. 2007. Mentha: an overview of its classification and relationships. Mint: the genus Mentha 30. Note: as "often cultivated"
  18. Tucker, A. O. et al. 1991. The origin of Mentha ×gracilis (Lamiaceae). II. Essential oils. Econ. Bot. 45:200-215.
  19. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Mentha ×gracilis Sole :

  • 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:
  • 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.

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=313240. Accessed 23 February 2020.