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Taxon: Mentha suaveolens Ehrh.

 
Genus: Mentha
Section: Mentha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Subtribe: Menthinae
Nomen number: 313976
Place of publication: Beitr. Naturk. 7:149. 1792
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31056352
Name Verified on: 19-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (6 active, 4 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F Eur; F ChinaEng; Dict Gard)
  • Food additives:
  • Human food:
  • Medicines: folklore (for a "wide range of effects")

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal, [Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (n.), Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey (w.)

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China

    Australasia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • Europe

    Northern America
    • United States


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Azores]

    Australasia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Former Yugoslavia, Romania

    Northern America
    • United States

    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Bahia]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Chile, Paraguay [Central]


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. Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961-. Flora of New Zealand.
  3. Başer, K. H. C. et al. 2012. Essential oils of Mentha species from Marmara region of Turkey. J. Essential Oil Res. 24:265-272.
  4. Bleeker, W. et al. 2007. Interspecific hybridisation between alien and native plant species in Germany and its consequences for native biodiversity. Biol. Conservation 137:248-253. Note: mentions hybrids between native Mentha suaveolens and introduced M. spicata
  5. Božović, M. et al. 2015. Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. (Lamiaceae) essential oils and its main constituent Piperitenone Oxide: Biological activities and chemistry. Molecules 20:8605-8633. DOI: 10.3390/molecules20058605
  6. Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. 1989-. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares.
  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 3:383-389.
  9. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  10. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  11. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  12. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  13. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  14. Harley, R. M. & C. Brighton. 1977. Chromosome numbers in the genus Mentha L.. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 74:71-96. Note: a diploid, 2n=24
  15. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  16. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  17. Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres
  18. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  19. Mulas, M. 2006. Traditional uses of Labiatae in the Mediterranean area. Acta Hort. 723:25-32. Note: lists its use as aromatic, medicinal and cosmetic (perfumery)
  20. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  21. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  22. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  23. Sell, P. & G. Murrell. 1996-. Flora of Great Britain and Ireland.
  24. Silva, L. et al. 2005. Listagem da fauna e flora terrestres dos Açores. Lista des plantas vasculares (Pteridophyta e Spermatophyta).
  25. Sutour, S. et al. 2008. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the essential oil from Mentha suaveolens ssp. insularis (Req.) Greuter. Flav. Fragr. J. 23:107-114. Note: mentions as subspecies suaveolens
  26. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  27. Vermeulen, N. 1999. Encyclopaedia of Herbs. 317. Note: Rebo Productions, Netherlands.
  28. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. :

  • 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
  • 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=313976. Accessed 19 July 2019.