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Mentha piperita
(Peppermint)

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Mentha piperita (Peppermint)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Mentha piperita
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Peppermint
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Mentha piperita

Preferred Common Name

  • Peppermint

International Common Names

  • English: Pepper mint
  • Spanish: Hierba buena; Menta negra
  • French: Menthe poivree
  • Portuguese: hortela-pimenta

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Pfeffer- Minze; Pfefferminze
  • Italy: Menta piperina
  • Netherlands: Pepermunt
  • Sweden: Pepparmynta

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Lamiales
  •                         Family: Lamiaceae
  •                             Genus: Mentha
  •                                 Species: Mentha piperita

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Agrotis ipsilon (black cutworm); Erysiphe biocellata; Frankliniella occidentalis (western flower thrips); Longidorus (longidorids); Longidorus elongatus (needle nematode); Pratylenchus penetrans (nematode, northern root lesion); Puccinia menthae (rust of mint); Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (cottony soft rot); Senecio vulgaris; Tomato spotted wilt virus (tomato spotted wilt)

Minor host of:

Alternaria alternata (alternaria leaf spot); Cassida viridis; Colletotrichum coccodes (black dot of potato); Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa (European mole cricket); Otiorhynchus ovatus (strawberry root weevil); Peridroma saucia (pearly underwing moth); Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Pratylenchus brachyurus (root-lesion nematode); Pratylenchus thornei; Pythium aphanidermatum (damping-off); Spodoptera eridania (southern armyworm); Taraxacum officinale complex (dandelion); Thysanoplusia orichalcea (slender burnished brass moth); Tipula paludosa (European crane fly); Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper); Xiphinema americanum (dagger nematode)

Wild host of:

Golovinomyces orontii (powdery mildew)

Associated with (not a host):

Candidatus Phytoplasma solani (Stolbur phytoplasma)

Host of (source - data mining):

Arion vulgaris (Spanish slug); Autographa californica (alfalfa looper); Bemisia tabaci (MEAM1) (silverleaf whitefly); Brevipalpus obovatus (scarlet tea mite); Epiphyas postvittana (light brown apple moth); Fumibotys fumalis; Lygus borealis; Lygus elisus (lucerne plant bug); Pyrausta orphisalis; Syngamia abruptalis (Ocimum leaf folder)