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Taxon: Mentha arvensis L.

Genus: Mentha section: Mentha
Family: Lamiaceae (alt. Labiatae) subfamily: Nepetoideae tribe: Mentheae.
Nomen number: 24069
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:577. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comment: non Mentha arvensis auct. N. Amer. (= M. canadensis L.)
Name verified on: 19-Sep-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • corn mint   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • European corn mint   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • field mint   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • baume des champs   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • menthe des champs   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Ackerminze   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Kornminze   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • hortelã-do-campo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • hortelã-japonêsa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • hortelã-pimenta   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • åkermynta   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

  • Materials: essential oils   (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):344. 1999)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):344. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan [e.]; Turkey [n.e.]
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Buryatia, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Tyumen, Yakutia-Sakha
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India [Himalayan region]; Nepal
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

      Naturalized:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Canada
    United States

      Cultivated:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indo-China: Vietnam
    Malesia: Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961–. Flora of New Zealand.
  • Baldwin, B. G. et al., eds. The Jepson manual: vascular plants of California (on-line resource).
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. 1974. The CIBA-GEIGY Weed Tables.
  • Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. 1989–. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1962. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. Delhi. 6:338.
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. [var. javanica].
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Green, C. L. 1989. Opportunities and requirements for the development of new essential oil, spice and plant extractive industries. In: G. E. Wickens et al., New crops for food and industry. 78, 79 In: Wickens, G. E. et al., eds., New crops for food and industry. 78, 79.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000–. Flora of Siberia (English translation).
  • Laasimer, L. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of the Baltic countries; compendium of vascular plants.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. 12(1):344 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 12(1):344.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Sell, P. & G. Murrell. 1996–. Flora of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana. [var. javanica].
  • Tucker, A. O. & R. F. C. Naczi. 2007. Mentha: an overview of its classification and relationships. 17–18 In: Lawrence, B. M., ed., Mint: the genus Mentha. 17–18.
  • Tucker, A. O. et al. 1980. The Linnaean types of Mentha (Lamiaceae). Taxon 29:236.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • University of Texas Herbarium. 2000–. The mints of Texas (on-line resource).
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