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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. Last Changed: 15-May-2018
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR)
Accessions: 6 (6 active, 4 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

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 Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. (F NZeal)
  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.
  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.
  6. Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares. (F Iberica)
  7. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  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. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  10. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  11. Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  12. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  13. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17. (L Macar ed4)
  14. Harley, R. M. & C. Brighton 1977. Chromosome numbers in the genus Mentha L. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 74:71-96.
  15. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  16. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  17. Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2004 (L Canarias)
  18. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  19. Mulas, M. 2006. Traditional uses of Labiatae in the Mediterranean area Acta Hort. 723:25-32.
  20. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  21. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  22. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  23. Sell, P. & G. Murrell Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. (F GB Ire)
  24. Silva, L. et al. Listagem da fauna e flora terrestres dos Açores. Lista des plantas vasculares (Pteridophyta e Spermatophyta). (L Azores)
  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.
  26. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  27. Vermeulen, N. Encyclopaedia of Herbs. (Ency Herbs) 317.
  28. Westerfield, J. E. 1995. "Hillary's sweet lemonmint" (US Patent Number) PP9, 197
  29. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=313976. Accessed 12 November 2018.