The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Mentha

The genus Mentha is in the family Lamiaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Mentha

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Mentha × adulterina Borbás Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha affinis Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha alaica Boriss. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × alandica H.Lindb. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha alopecuroides Hull Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Mentha ambigua Wol. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha americanus Muhl. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Mentha × amphioxya Borbás Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha amplexicaulis Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha angustifolia Host Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × angustifolia Corb. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha aquatica L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha aquaticifolia Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha aquaticoarvensis Wirtg. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Mentha arduennensis Callay Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha aristidis Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha arvensis L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha atrolilacina B.J.Conn & D.J.Duval Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × auryensis Heinr. Braun Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Mentha australis R.Br. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha balatoniakis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha balearica Sennen & Pau Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha bandeliana Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × barnolae Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha basilei Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha basilica Lojac. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha bastardiana Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha baudrillartii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha belgica Déségl. & T.Durand Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × benllochi Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha bianoris Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha boenninghausiana Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha brachtii Opiz ex Déségl. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × brassaiana Borbás Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha brevicomosa Topitz Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Mentha brideliana Déségl. & T.Durand Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha briquetii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × bulgarica Borbás Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha cacosma Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × caerulea Weihe ex Malinv. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × calamintifolia Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha campeomischos Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha canadensis L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha capitata Raf. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha cardiaca J. Gerard ex Baker Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Mentha cardibasea Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × carinthiaca Host Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha carlovicensis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha carmelitana Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × caroliana Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha castribonensis Lojac. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha castriferrensis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha cazurroi Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × ceretanica Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha cervina L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha cibiniensis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha cinerea Raf. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha cinerea Merino Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha clinopodiifolia Krock. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha confusa Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × correvonis Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha crenigena Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha crinoides Heldr. ex Lakon Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha cunninghamii (Benth.) Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha cymulosa Lojac. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha cyrtodonta Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha dahurica Fisch. ex Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × dalmatica Tausch Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha damiensii Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha darvasica Boriss. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha decidua Damiens ex Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha decipiens Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha deseglisei Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha diemenica Spreng. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × digenea Briq. ex Petr. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha diversifolia Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha donatiana Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha dryophila Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × dumetorum Schult. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha dumetorum Schult. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Mentha egerensis Opiz ex Déségl. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × eliae Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha falcata Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha fallacina Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha farinosa Raf. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha fernandezii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha fissidens Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha flavescens Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha fruteticola Gand. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha fruticetorum Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × gaarroutei Debeaux Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × garretae Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha gattefossei Maire Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha gaudiana Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × gayeri Trautm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha genevieri Déségl. & T.Durand Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × gentilis L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha giusliana Opiz ex Déségl. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha glauca Raf. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × gonzalii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × gothica Heinr.Braun ex Ossw. & Sagorski Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha grandiflora Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha grandifolia Hegetschw. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha graveolens C.Presl Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha guitartii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × gundisalvii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × helvetica Heinr.Braun ex Ossw. & Sagorski Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha heterophylla Ossw. & Sagorski Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha hieronymi Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × hybrida E.H.L.Krause Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha hylodes Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha iaurinensis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × intercedens Sagorski Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha intermedia Krock. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha interrupta Boriss. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha intricata Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × intrusa Cout. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha isophylla Borbás ex Pacher Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × ivesii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha japonica (Miq.) Makino Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × kuemmerlei Trautm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha kupcsokiana Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha lactantii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha laevis Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha lanata Gand. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha lanyiana Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha laxiflora Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha leonis Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha lerrouxiana Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha libenensis Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha lilibaea Lojac. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha limonia Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × liptoviensis Borbás Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha lloverana Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × locyana Borbás Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha longifolia (L.) L. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23 10
Mentha lucandiana Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha lycopoides Raf. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha macrophylla Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha mariae Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha masneriana Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × maximilianea F.W.Schultz Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha merdinah Backer ex Ochse & Bakh. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha micrantha (Fisch. ex Benth.) Heinr.Braun Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha microdonta Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × minaae Lojac. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha montenegrina Gand. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha mosoniensis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha mozaffarianii Jamzad Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha muna Herrera Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha murettii Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha mutelii Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha nemesmiliticsensis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha nemophila Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha nemorosa Willd. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Mentha nepalensis Spin ex Colla Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha nicolaensis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha niliaca Juss. ex Jacq. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Mentha nivea Hegetschw. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha numidica Poir. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha ochroleuca Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha odorifera Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × oenipontana Evers ex Dalla Torre & Sarnth. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha opitziana Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pachystachya Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × pachystachya Lojac. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × paludosiformis Ossw. & Sagorski Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pamiroalaica Boriss. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha paradoxa Posp. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha parvifolia Schur Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pascua Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha peckaensis Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × perarguta Borbás Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha perhirsuta Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha permanens Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha perpedicellata Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pilisiensis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × piperita L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × platyphylla Ossw. & Sagorski Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha platyphylla Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × poiretiana Sennen & Mauricio Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha polyclada Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha porcii Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha portavellae Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha premysliana Opiz ex Déségl. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pseudagrestis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pseudhostii Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pseudocuneifolia Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pseudolucorum Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pseudoparviflora Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pseudoriganifolia Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × pseudosilvestris Tourlet Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pseudovalis Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × pseudowirtgeniana Ossw. & Sagorski Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pujolii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pulcherrima Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha pulegium L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × pyramidalis Ten. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha requienii Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha reticulosa Hance Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha reuteriana Déségl. & Ayasse Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha reversa Rchb. ex Steud. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha rhapidocea Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha rivicola Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha rivularis Hegetschw. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × rolandii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × rotundifolia (L.) Huds. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × rotundifolia Hudson Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Mentha royleana Wall. ex Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 2
Mentha rubella Rydb. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha rubiginosa Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha rubra Mill. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha rubricaulis Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha sabranskyi Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha salesii Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha saturejoides R.Br. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha scabra Lojac. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha scabra Larrañaga Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × scharzfoldensis Sagorski Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha schuriana Gand. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha scopoliana Gand. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha scotophylla Timb.-Lagr. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha sehlmeyeri Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha semiintegra Opiz ex Déségl. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha serbica Jancic Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha sicorisiana Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × sicula Lojac. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha silesiaca Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha silvicola Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha sinomalinvaudii H.Lév. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × smithiana R.A.Graham Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha soluta Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha spicata L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Mentha stolonifera Krock. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha streblocaulis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha stricticaulis Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha studnickae Gand. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha stylosa Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Mentha subacutidentata Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × subcordifrons Borbás Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha subglabra Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha subtomentosa Larrañaga Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha supranuda Gand. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha szabolesensis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha tenageia Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha tenera Lojac. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha terasia Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × teriana Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha theresitae Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × tinei Lojac. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha todarii Lojac. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha tolrai Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha trachypriononta Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha traxigona Raf. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha tripanoides Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × triplex Sagorski Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha tristis Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha uliginosa Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha umbraticola Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha undulata Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha urgeilensis Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × vagialis Borbás Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha valdetomentosa Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha valleti Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × varians Debeaux Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha varians Debeaux Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha vayredae Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha verdagueri Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × vergoereri Starm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × verticillata L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha verticillata L. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Mentha × villosa Huds. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × villosa-nervata Opiz Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha villosa-nervata Opiz Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Mentha vineicola Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha virescens Sennen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha viretorum Pérard Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha × viridoides Lojac. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha vividis L. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Mentha wagneri Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha wagneriana Opiz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha welwitschii Rouy Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha zatecensis Opiz ex Déségl. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha zernestensis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Mentha zomborensis Trautm. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 1,105 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Mentha. Of these 42 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 1,419 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Mentha. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 1,105 species names for the genus Mentha recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 42 3.8%
Synonym 817 73.9%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 246 22.3%

All names

The status of the 2,524 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Mentha recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 56 2.2%
Synonym 2,221 88.0%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 247 9.8%

Of the species names,

A further 1 name records indicate where names have been misapplied.

The confidence with which the status of the 1,105 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Mentha, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 38 654 0 0 692 62.6%
Medium confidence 3 2 0 0 5 0.5%
Low confidence 1 161 0 246 408 36.9%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Mentha is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 3 3 0 9 0 15 1.4%
WCSP 39 814 0 237 1 1,090 98.6%