Is this Mentha piperita? – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Please can you help confirming the identification of this Mentha species??? The flowers are not yet available.

I suppose Mentha spicata

Thank u …. But i was wondering, does the purple stem character stand true for M. spicata also??? Is it not specific for M. piperata??? any other sure shot morphological difference between the two species to be distinduished as M. spicata or piperata???

The highly crisped leaves suggest M. crispa (M. aquatica var. crispa) now considered as synonym of M. spicata. Also stem and leaves of M. x piperita are usually hairy. I find them glabrous here.


amituidlamiaceae 1 1162011:
Sending photo of Mentha sp. for identification is it Mentha viridis or some
other species kindly help in identification.

Strictly speaking this is Mentha crispa L., was earlier treated as M. aquatica var. crispa but is now considered as synonym of M. spicata L. subsp. spicata. You are correct in your assessment as M. viridis (L.) L. is also now (according to Kew Plant List, 2010) considered as synonym of M. spicata L. subsp. spicata.

Thanks Sir, very problematic genus on account of its leaf morphology. Sending another photo of Mentha spicata subsp. spicata

Mentha spicata L., Sp. Pl. 576 1753. Common names: Spearmint
Commonly grown mint plant showing a lot of variation. Photographed from Jammu.


Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae,Mentha spicata from Jammu-GSMAY59/62 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

Mentha spicata L., Sp. Pl. 576 1753.
Common names: Spearmint
Commonly grown mint plant showing a lot of variation. Photographed from Jammu


Flora of Panipat- Mentha spicata from PIET Campus Samalkha Panipat: Mentha spicata from PIET Campus Samalkha Panipat.
A small kitchen garden plant used to make chutney and a special drink JALJIRA


mint flower Pudina: This picture was taken on 28th july 11in my Garden at Tala, Bandhavgarh M.P. India
Indian mint hindi name Pudina.
May i request you to help me for its scientific name Pl.

I think it is M. spicata only. The species is differentiated from similar species (M. longifolia, M. royleana, and M. x piperita) in its glabrous stems and leaves.
I have uploaded recently from Jammu


Indian Spearmint (Rajasthan Variety) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Please let me know what is the Spearmint varity we get it from Rajastan ? In USA I bought many varietites of Mentha Saptica from the nurseries, but no one matches with the flavour and tates of Indian variety.


Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae,Mentha spicata from Kashmir-GSMAY60/63 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Mentha spicata photographed from Magam, Kashmir.


Lamiaceae (Incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Mentha spicata from Kaithal- NS May 104/104 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
The widely cultivated mint is being submitted, recorded from my native place in Kaithal..
please correct if required !

Mentha spicata …

nice. were the flowers leaning or is this just your camera position

These are handheld shots

i know that! my question was why is the long axis of the inflorescence along the long axis of the picture frame itself
where the inflorescence drooping or you turned your camera to capture the entire length?

Oh yes! I wanted to get maximum view, the diagonal frame was also used to get maximum length..


Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight :: Lamiaceae :: Mentha longifolia.:: SMPMAY49/49 : 1 post by 1 author.
Mentha longifolia or some other species?? Mint in kitchen garden

It is probably M. piperitaPudina. M. longifolia found in Himalayas only

I think it should be Mentha spicata as per images herein.

Mentha spicata L. ?? : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Location : Gyaneswor , Kathmandu, Nepal
Date : 21 August 2017
Elevation :  4500 ft.
Habit : Cultivated

To me also appear close to images at /species/a—l/l/lamiaceae/mentha/mentha-spicata

Thank you …!  Nepali Names : पुदिना Pudinaa / बाबरी Baabaree / पतिना Patinaa


Mentha piperita AT/JUNE/2020/01 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- around 1200 kb each.

Mentha piperita
June 2019

Mentha spicata

I had procured some plants from the Dr. Y.S. Parmar University if Horticulture and Forestry, Solan.
It tastes very good in green tea.

To me also appears more closer to Mentha spicata rather than Mentha × piperita, as per images and details therein.

Yes, … You are right.
There was some mixing on my behalf after purchase from Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan.

SD035 Plant ID assistance : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Is it a kind of Ocimum?
Clicked on 15 July, 2020

Mentha arvensis L. !

Mentha arvensis

Can it not be Mentha spicata L. , as per comparative images at Mentha?

Please send images of habitat, abaxial and adaxial leaf for detail scrutiny !

Yes, appears more close to images and details at Mentha spicata


Mentha for id:
Request for I’d of Mentha from Bilaspur. Appears to be cultivated. Photographed in March 2022.

Mentha spicata L.


Help me to identify this mentha species from kashmir: 5 high res. images.
Possible id is: Mentha suaveolens
Habitat: Wild
Fragnance: Not sharp like other mentha sp.

ID looks OK but it has got no distribution for India !

I guess you are right

No sir.. Not M.spicata…. Leaves and inflorescence is different

Yes its different from mentha spicata

I do not think so. Pl. see

Leaves are densely hairy on both surfaces..

It is possible as it is widely cultivated.