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Taxon: Minthostachys mollis Griseb.

Genus: Minthostachys
Family: Lamiaceae (alt. Labiatae) subfamily: Nepetoideae tribe: Mentheae
Nomen number: 403480
Place of publication: Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 19:235; Pl. lorentz. 187. 1874
Comment: since this name was originally based on Bystropogon mollis Kunth, this was an illegitimate later homonym (non Salisb.; Melbourne ICN Art. 53), so there is no parenthetical authorship (Melbourne ICN Art. 58)
Name verified on: 23-Feb-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Mar-2014
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • muña   (Source: Econ Bot 48:60. 1994) – Spanish
  • tipo   (Source: Econ Bot 48:60. 1994) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring   (fide Econ Bot 48:60. 1994)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Mem NYBG 98:61. 2008)

Distributional range:

    Northern South America: Venezuela [s.w.]
    Western South America: Bolivia [w.]; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru


  • Alkire, B. H. et al. 1994. Tipo, Minthostachys mollis (Lamiaceae): an Ecuadorian mint. Econ. Bot. 48:60–64.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Schmidt-Lebuhn, A. N. 2008. A revision of the genus Minthostachys (Labiatae). Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 98:52–65.


Check other web resources for Minthostachys mollis Griseb.:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google 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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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