Mentha longifolia (L.) Huds.
subsp. capensis (Thunb.) Briq.

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Mentha longifolia subsp. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airedale Rd, Nyanga

Mentha longifolia subsp. capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airedale Rd, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Mentha capensis Thunb.
Common names:
Perennial rhizomatous herb; stems up to 1.5 m. with downwardly-directed woolly hairs. Leaves sessile, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 4-9 × 0.5-2 cm, dark green above, densely grey pubescent below; margin distantly serrate, apex acuminate, base truncate to obtuse. Inflorescences cylindric, tapering at apex, one principal terminal and with smaller spikes arising from the upper axils. Calyx 2-2.5 mm. Corolla white to mauve, 3-5 mm.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 94.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mentha longifolia
African Plant Database: Mentha longifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Mentha longifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mentha longifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mentha longifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mentha longifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mentha longifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mentha longifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Mentha longifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mentha longifolia
Ispot Southern Africa: Mentha longifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Mentha longifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mentha longifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mentha longifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Mentha longifolia
Tropicos: Mentha longifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Mentha longifolia subsp. capensis., retrieved 21 April 2018

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