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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Mentha
M. spicata
Binomial name
Mentha spicata

(of M. spicata subsp. condensata)[2]

  • Mentha chalepensis Mill.
  • Mentha microphylla K.Koch
  • Mentha sieberi K.Koch
  • Mentha sofiana Trautm.
  • Mentha spicata subsp. tomentosa Harley
  • Mentha stenostachya (Boiss.) Nevski
  • Mentha subsessilis Borbás
  • Mentha tomentosa d'Urv.

(of M. spicata subsp. spicata)[3]

  • Mentha aquatica var. crispa (L.) Benth.
  • Mentha aquatica subsp. crispa (L.) G.Mey.
  • Mentha atrata Schur
  • Mentha balsamea Rchb.
  • Mentha brevispicata Lehm.
  • Mentha crispa L.
  • Mentha crispata Schrad. ex Willd.
  • Mentha glabra Mill.
  • Mentha hortensis Opiz ex Fresen.
  • Mentha inarimensis Guss.
  • Mentha integerrima Mattei & Lojac.
  • Mentha laciniosa Schur
  • Mentha laevigata Willd.
  • Mentha lejeuneana Opiz
  • Mentha lejeunei Opiz ex Rchb.
  • Mentha michelii Ten. ex Rchb.
  • Mentha ocymiodora Opiz
  • Mentha pectinata Raf.
  • Mentha piperella (Lej.) Opiz ex Lej. & Courtois
  • Mentha × piperita var. crispa (L.) W.D.J.Koch
  • Mentha pudina Buch.-Ham. ex Benth.
  • Mentha romana Bubani
  • Mentha romana Garsault
  • Mentha rosanii Ten.
  • Mentha rubicunda var. langiana Topitz
  • Mentha sepincola Holuby
  • Mentha spicata var. cordato-ovata Schinz & Thell.
  • Mentha spicata var. crispa Ridd.
  • Mentha spicata var. crispata (Schrad. ex Willd.) Schinz & Thell.
  • Mentha spicata subsp. glabrata (Lej. & Courtois) Lebeau
  • Mentha spicata var. oblongifolia (Wimm. & Grab.) Lebeau
  • Mentha spicata var. piperella (Lej. & Courtois) Schinz & Thell.
  • Mentha spicata var. undulata (Willd.) Lebeau
  • Mentha spicata var. viridis L.
  • Mentha sylvestris var. crispata W.D.J.Koch
  • Mentha sylvestris var. glabra W.D.J.Koch
  • Mentha sylvestris var. undulata (Willd.) W.D.J.Koch
  • Mentha tauschii Heinr.Braun
  • Mentha tenuiflora Opiz
  • Mentha tenuis Michx.
  • Mentha undulata Willd.
  • Mentha viridifolia Pérard
  • Mentha viridis (L.) L.
  • Mentha viridis var. angustifolia Lej. ex Rchb.
  • Mentha viridis var. crispa Benth.
  • Mentha viridis var. crispata (Schrad. ex Willd.) Becker
  • Mentha walteriana Opiz

Spearmint is a type of mint. It is also called garden mint, common mint, lamb mint and mackerel mint.[4] It is native to Europe and southern Asia. It is naturalized in northern and southern Africa, North America and South America. It is used as a flavouring in food and herbal teas.[4]

The species and subspecies have many synonyms.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mentha L." Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-09-10. Archived from the original on 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  2. "Mentha spicata subsp. condensata (Briq.) Greuter & Burdet". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  3. "Mentha spicata subsp. spicata". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Seidemann, Johannes. (2005). World spice plants. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 978-3-540-27908-2. OCLC 262680646.