EPPO Global Database

Mentha x piperita(MENPI)

Code created in: 2002-02-22

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MENPI
  • Preferred name: Mentha x piperita
  • Authority: Linnaeus


A hybrid between M. spicata and M. aquatica, obtained in cultivation in 1696, and now widely cultivated by vegetative propagation as a flavouring agent

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Mentha aquatica x M. spicata
Mentha piperita Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
peppermint English
Pfefferminze German
menthe poivrée French
hierba buena Spanish
hierbabuena Spanish
menta Spanish
menta negra Spanish
menta piperina Italian
pepermunt Dutch
hortelã Portuguese
hortelã-apimentada Portuguese
hortelã-das-damas Portuguese
hortelã-de-água-de-cheiro Portuguese
hortelã-de-água-de-colónia Portuguese
hortela-pimenta Portuguese
hortelã-pimenta Portuguese
pepparmynta Swedish
koshôhakka Japanese
pepâminto Japanese
seiyôhakka Japanese
supeaminto Japanese
コショウハッカ Japanese
スペアミント Japanese
セイヨウハッカ Japanese
ペパーミント Japanese
мята перечная Russian
м'ята перцева Russian
borsos menta Hungarian
mendër Albanian
лютива мента Bulgarian
мента пиперита Bulgarian
мента пиперлива Bulgarian
paprena metvica Croatian
máta peprná Czech
pudeena Hindi
pudina Hindi
पुदीना Hindi
mäta pieporná Slovak
poprova meta Slovene