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Taxon: Mentha aquatica L.

 
Genus: Mentha
Section: Mentha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Subtribe: Menthinae
Nomen number: 24068
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:576. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 19-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Azores, Madeira Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (n.), Libya (n.), Morocco, Tunisia
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana (n.), Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, [KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West] Swaziland

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part (s.)] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India

    Europe
    • Europe

    Northern America
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Oregon, Washington]
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Iceland
    • Europe

    Northern America
    • United States


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. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  4. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flora of southern Africa.
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  6. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  7. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  8. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  9. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  10. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  11. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  12. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption
  13. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  15. Mouterde, P. 1966-. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  16. Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  17. Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962-1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  18. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  19. Silva, L. et al. 2005. Listagem da fauna e flora terrestres dos Açores. Lista des plantas vasculares (Pteridophyta e Spermatophyta).
  20. Tucker, A. O. & R. F. C. Naczi. 2007. Mentha: an overview of its classification and relationships. Mint: the genus Mentha 16-17. Note: it considered Mentha aquatica as one of the five basic species of section Mentha
  21. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  22. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  23. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina.

Check other web resources for Mentha aquatica 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:
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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: http://www.narc.gov.jo/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24068. Accessed 20 September 2020.