Mentha cunninghamii

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Mentha cunninghamii
Mentha cunninghamii


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Subtribus: Menthinae
Genus: Mentha
Species: Mentha cunninghamii



Mentha cunninghamii (Benth.) Benth. in Candolle, Prodr. 12: 174 (1848).


  • Basionym
    • Micromeria cunninghamii Benth., Labiat. Gen. Spec.: 730 (1835).
  • Heterotypic
    • Mentha consimils Colenso, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 18: 264 (1885 publ. 1886).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Ausgtralasia
    • Regional: New Zealand
      • New Zealand, Chatham Islands.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page
  • Webb, C.J., Sykes, W.R & Garnock-Jones, P.J. (1988). Flora of New Zealand 4: 1-1365. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.

Vernacular names

العربية: نعناع كانينغهامي
English: New Zealand mint, Māori mint
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