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Taxon: Mentha aquatica L. var. citrata (Ehrh.) W. C. Werner

Genus: Mentha
Section: Mentha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Subtribe: Menthinae
Nomen number: 480808
Place of publication: Bull. Techn. Serv. Ohio Agric. Exp. Sta. 1:239. 1893
Link to protologue: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.$b641698?urlappend=%3Bseq=273
Comment: [or M. aquatica 'Citrata']
Name Verified on: 25-Jun-2018 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (a garden plant, "cultivated for its lemon-like aroma")
  • Materials:
  • Medicines:
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: potential for house pest control (against flies)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China


    • Europe

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

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala


    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria]
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    • Europe

    Northern America
    • United States


  1. Harley, R. M. & C. A. Brighton. 1977. Chromosome numbers in the genus Mentha L.. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 74:71-96. Note: = Mentha × piperita var. citrata, recorded as 2n=108
  2. Kumar, P. et al. 2011. Insecticidal properties of Mentha species: A review. Industr. Crops Prod. 34:802-817. Note: = Mentha × piperita nothosubsp. citrata
  3. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland. Note: = Mentha citrata
  4. Tucker, A. O. & R. F. C. Naczi. 2007. Mentha: an overview of its classification and relationships. Mint: the genus Mentha 17. Note: lists as Mentha aquatica var. citrata (Ehrh.) Fresen.
  5. Zaks, A. et al. 2008. Biosythesis of linalyl acetate and other terpenes in lemon mint (Mentha aquatica var. citrata, Lamiaceae) glandular trichomes. Israel J. Pl. Sci. 56:233-244.

Check other web resources for Mentha aquatica L. var. citrata (Ehrh.) W. C. Werner :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • 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. 2021. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: http://www.narc.gov.jo/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=480808. Accessed 21 September 2021.