Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Mentha arvensis L.    Herb Plains,
Cultivated, Native of Mediterra nean Region
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
All districts  
Mentha canadensis L. Herb Western
Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Temperate America
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. II, 1987
Mentha x piperita L.   Herb Plains
to  High Altitude, Cultivated, Native
of Mediterra nean Region

Mentha sativa L. (Mentha × sativa L. is a synonym of Mentha × verticillata L.)


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Mentha arvensis Mentha parietariifolia, Calamintha arvensis Lamiaceae Field Mint
Mentha longifolia Mentha spicata var. longifolia, Mentha spicata subsp. longifolia Lamiaceae Horse Mint
Mentha x piperita Mentha piperata, Mentha piperita Lamiaceae Peppermint
Mentha pulegium Pulegium vulgare, Thymus bidentatus, Mentha aromatica Lamiaceae European Pennyroyal
Mentha royleana = Mentha longifolia subsp. hymalaiensis Briq. Mentha longifolia subsp. royleana, Mentha sylvestris var. royleana Lamiaceae Royle’s Mint
Mentha spicata subsp. spicata Mentha crispa, Mentha viridis, Mentha sylvestris var. glabra Lamiaceae Pudina
Mentha spicata Lamiaceae Spearmint

Species in annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal :
Mentha arvensis L.
Mentha longifolia (L.) Huds.
Mentha spicata L.


Indigenous Drugs Of India By Chopra R N, I.C. Chopra- Details-
Mentha arvensis



Mint: The Genus Mentha edited by Brian M. Lawrence (2006) – Great details

Mentha : 2 posts by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Mentha

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Mentha (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Lamiaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.