7328.000 Mentha L. - Mints

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs (ours), with a characteristic minty smell. Leaves opposite. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, spike-like. Flowers small; bracts leaf-like, smaller than leaves; bracteoles linear. Calyx 10-nerved, ± equally 5-toothed. Corolla obscurely 2-lipped, 4-lobed. Stamens 4, ± equal, spreading, exserted. Nutlets ovoid.

Worldwide: 25 species in the temperate Old World

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Mentha longifolia subsp. capensis

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longifolia (L.) Huds. subsp. capensis (Thunb.) Briq.N,W,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Mentha:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Mentha
Flora of Zambia: Mentha
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Mentha

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mentha
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mentha
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Mentha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mentha
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mentha

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Mentha.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1224, retrieved 14 July 2020

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