labiatae- mint family –

Mint family

Menta X piperita

Photo of Menta X piperita, one of the most known labiatae

The labiatae family stands for about 3000 species of plants spread in the warm and temperate regions all over the world.

They are mainly grasses and shrubs, very fragrant and rich in medicinal properties, of great worth in natural medicine and pharmacopoeia.

mint family

Leaves (1): opposite

Stems (2): square

Flowers:

Calyx (3): 5 teeth (sometimes 2)

mint family

Dracocephalum grandiflorum

Corolla (4): bilabiate and tubular with 4 o 5 lobes:

Stamens: 4 o 2

Ovary: superior

Genera

Labiatae include about 200 genera. The most important are the following:

ACINOS

AJUGA

BALLOTA

CALAMINTHA

CLEONIA

GALEOPSIS

GLECOMA

HORMINUM

HYSSOPUS

LAMIASTRUM

LAMIUM

LAVANDULA

LEONORUS

LYCOPUS

MARRUBIUM

MELISSA

MELITTIS

MENTA

MICROMERIA

MOLUCCELA

NEPETA

OCIMUM

ORIGANUM

PHLOMIS

PRASIUM

PRUNELLA

ROSMARINUS

SALVIA
SATUREJA

SATUREJA

SCUTELLARIA

SIDERITIS

STACHYS

TEUCRIUM

THYMUS

ZIZIPHORA

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Article updated on: 22 April, 2019

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