Diversity & Taxonomy

Lamiaceae, with ca. 236 genera and ~7200 species, are the sixth largest angiosperm family and are of major economic and cultural importance worldwide.

Documenting Mint Diversity
Our research portal is designed to organize and serve a variety of information and data for all Lamiaceae species, including: taxonomic names and classifications, species descriptions, media, literature, maps, DNA sequence data, specimens, etc. With over 7200 species, you can imagine that this is a challenging endeavor.

We need your help! We invite all interested students, plant enthusiasts, citizen scientists, and researchers to become site contributors. Help us compile or update resources for as many Lamiaceae species as possible. Contact us to find out how you can get involved.

To peruse available species information and resources, check out our Taxonomy Browser.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith