genus Mentha


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Noun1.genus Mentha - mint plantsgenus Mentha - mint plants        
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
mint - any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers
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The genus Mentha, popularly known in Brazil as "hortelas, hortela-pimenta, menta, menta-inglesa, hortela-apimentada, hortela das cozinhas and sandalo," includes 25-30 species that are known mainly due to the characteristic and refreshing taste.
All reported studies related to essential oils composition of genus Mentha in general was under soil conditions and few studies were conducted about the chemical composition of essential oils under protected soilless conditions.
The genus Mentha comprises 25 often variable species, while the RHS Plant Finder lists more than 85 different varieties, so there is a huge amount of choice.