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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