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Taxon: Nepeta cataria L.

Genus: Nepeta
Family: Lamiaceae (alt. Labiatae) subfamily: Nepetoideae tribe: Mentheae.
Nomen number: 25165
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:570. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 11-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 31-Dec-2001
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 4 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:

  • catmint   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • catnip   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • jing jie   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • cataire   (Source: HerbSpices ) – French
  • menthe des chats   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • gewöhnliche Katzenminze   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • Katzenminze   (Source: HerbSpices ) – German
  • erba-de-gatta   (Source: HerbSpices ) – Italian
  • chikuma-hakka   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • inu-hakka   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • erva-gateira   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • kotovnik košačij   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • hierba gatera   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • menta de gato   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • kattmynta   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Lebanon; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.]; Nepal; Pakistan
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Hungary
    East Europe: Moldova; Russian Federation - European part [s.]; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated

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).
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986–1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  • 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.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Lawrence, B. M. 1992. Chemical components of Labiatae oils and their exploitation. 400 In: Harley, R. M. & T. Reynolds, eds., Advances in labiate science. 400.
  • Magness, J. R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States. IR Bull. 1.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Mouterde, P. 1966–. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
More:

Check other web resources for Nepeta cataria L.:


Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds or fruits: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?25165 (17 April 2014)

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