Vascular Plants Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)

Showing Mentha spicata
Lamiaceae Martinov
Mentha spicata L. , legitimate, scientific
Linnaeus, C. (1 May 1753), Species Plantarum 2: 576 [tax. nov.]
  • Type: "Habitat in Dania, Germania, Anglia, Gallia."
Black, J.M. (December 1926), Meliaceae - Scrophulariaceae. Flora of South Australia 3: 487, Fig. 201 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Mentha viridis L. legitimate common name: Spear Mint [n/a]
Black, J.M. & Robertson, E.L. (1957), Flora of South Australia Edn. 2, 4: 731, Fig. 1045 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Mentha viridis L. legitimate common name: Spear Mint [n/a]
Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. (1962), Handbook of the Vascular Plants of the Sydney District and Blue Mountains: 418 [secondary reference]
common name: Garden Mint [n/a] common name: Spearmint [n/a]
Curtis, W.M. (1967), Angiospermae: Plumbaginaceae to Salicaceae. The Student's Flora of Tasmania 3: 545-546 [secondary reference]
common name: Spearmint [n/a]
Burbidge, N.T. & Gray, M. (1970), Flora of the Australian Capital Territory: 312 [secondary reference]
common name: Spearmint [n/a]
Tucker, A.O., Harley, R.M. & Fairbrothers, D.E. (1980), The Linnaean Types of Mentha (Lamiaceae). Taxon 29(2/3): 234 [secondary reference]
  • Lectotype: "Linnaean specimen in Herb. Clifford (BM; Fig. 2)."
Jacobs, S.W.L. & Pickard, J. (1981), Plants of New South Wales: 136 [secondary reference]
Green, J.W. (1985), Census of the Vascular Plants of Western Australia Edn. 2: 146 [secondary reference]
Wheeler, J.R. in Marchant, N.G., Wheeler, J.R., Rye, B.L., Bennett, E.M., Lander, N.S. & Macfarlane, T.D. (1987), Lamiaceae. Flora of the Perth Region 1: 563-564 [secondary reference]
common name: Spearmint [n/a]
Conn, B.J. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1992), Lamiaceae. Flora of New South Wales 3: 632 [secondary reference]
common name: Spearmint [n/a]
  • Text: "The origin of this taxon is unknown, but it probably arose in cultivation. It is here treated as a fertile hybrid but is sometimes given species status."
Green, P.S. in Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (1994), Norfolk Island & Lord Howe Island. Flora of Australia 49: 318-319 [secondary reference]
misapplication: Mentha viridis L. legitimate by Maiden, J.H. (1904), The Flora of Norfolk Island. Part i. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 28(4): 763
Conn, B.J. in Walsh, N.G. & Entwisle, T.J. (ed.) (1999), Lamiaceae. Flora of Victoria 4: 425-426, Fig. 82f [secondary reference]
common name: Spearmint [n/a]
Paczkowska, G. & Chapman, A.R. (2000), The Western Australian Flora, a descriptive catalogue: 274 [secondary reference]
Wheeler, J.R., Marchant, N.G. & Lewington, M. (2002), Dicotyledons. Flora of the South West 2: 647 [secondary reference]
common name: Spearmint [n/a]
Western Australian Herbarium (2007), FloraBase: the Western Australian Flora Version 2.5: - [secondary reference]
common name: Spearmint [n/a]
State Herbarium of South Australia (2008), Fact sheets. The Electronic Flora of South Australia: - [secondary reference]
common name: Spearmint [n/a]
National Herbarium of New South Wales (2009), PlantNET Flora of New South Wales Online: - [secondary reference]
common name: Spearmint [n/a]
  • Comment: As Mentha x spicata.
CHAH (2010), Australian Plant Census: - APC [secondary reference]
nomenclatural synonym: Mentha spicata L. var. spicata legitimate taxonomic synonym: Mentha spicata f. B (B.Copley 1119) Toelken [n/a] taxonomic synonym: Mentha spicata f. B [n/a] taxonomic synonym: Mentha spicata f. A (R.Bates 3655) Toelken [n/a] taxonomic synonym: Mentha spicata f. A [n/a] misapplication: Mentha viridis L. legitimate by Bentham, G. (1870), Flora Australiensis 5: 82 misapplication: Mentha viridis L. legitimate by Hamilton, A.G. (1892), On the effect which settlement in Australia has produced upon indigenous vegetation. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 26: 236 misapplication: Mentha viridis L. legitimate by Maiden, J.H. (1904), The Flora of Norfolk Island. Part i. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 28(4): 763 misapplication: Mentha x cordifolia Lej. & Courtois legitimate by Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. (1972), Flora of the Sydney Region Edn. 2: 511 misapplication: Mentha x cordifolia Lej. & Courtois legitimate by Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. (1982), Flora of the Sydney Region Edn. 3: 513
  • APC Comment: Mentha spicata f. A (R.Bates 3655) and Mentha spicata f. B (B.Copley 1119) are recognised as distinct taxa in SA.
  • APC Dist.: WA (naturalised), SA (naturalised), Qld (formerly naturalised), NSW (naturalised), LHI (naturalised), NI (naturalised), ACT (formerly naturalised), Vic (naturalised), Tas (doubtfully naturalised)
de Salas, M.F. & Baker, M.L. (2016), A Census of the Vascular Plants of Tasmania, including Macquarie Island: 52 [secondary reference]
Bostock, P.D. & Holland, A.E. (August 2016), Appendix A: New names and name and status changes 2015 census to 2016 census. Introduction to the Census of the Queensland Flora 2016: 21 [secondary reference]
Baker, M.L., Wapstra, M. & Lawrence, D. (20 August 2019), An annotated census of the lesser-known naturalised plants of Tasmania. Muelleria 38: 47-48 [secondary reference]
common name: spearmint [n/a]