Sorting Micromeria names

Species on this page (
A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :

Micromeria canescens (Guss.) Benth

ITALIAN : Issopo villoso.

Micromeria chamissonis (Benth.) Greene

SYNONYM(S) :  Clinopodium douglasii (Benth.) Kuntze, Micromeria douglasii (Benth.) Benth., Micromeria obovata Benth., Satureja chamissonis (Benth.) Briq., Satureja douglasii (Benth.) Briq., Thymus chamissonis Benth., Thymus douglasii Benth.

ENGLISH :  Douglas' savory, Oregon tea.

SPANISH :  Yerba Buena.

Micromeria consentina (Ten.) Terrac.

ITALIAN :  Issopo di Cosentini.

Micromeria filiformis (Aiton) Benth

FRENCH : Micromérie de Corse, Micromérie de Sardaigne.

ITALIAN : Issopo di Corsica.

Micromeria filiformis (Aiton) Benth subsp. filiformis

FRENCH : Micromérie des Baléares.


Micromeria filiformis (Aiton) Benth subsp. minutifolia (Chodat) Kerguélen

SYNONYM(S) :  Micromeria filiformis sensu M. Guinochet


Micromeria fruticosa (L.) Druce

SYNONYM(S) :   Clinopodium fruticosum (L.) Kuntze, Melissa fruticosa L., Micromeria marifolia (Cav.) Benth. ,  Satureja fruticosa (L.) Briq.,  Satureja marifolia (Cav.) Caruel

FRENCH : Micromérie ligneuse, Poliol blanc (Catalan), Thym du Liban.

GERMAN : Arabisches Bergkraut, Buschige Steinminze, Falscher Ysop.

ITALIAN : Issopo garganico.

SPANISH :  Ajedrea blanca, Aliso espinoso, Poleo blanco.

Micromeria fruticosa (L.) Druce subsp. fruticosa

Micromeria fruticosa (L.) Druce subsp. serpyllifolia (M.Bieb.) P.H.Davis

Micromeria fruticulosa (Bertol.) Grande

SYNONYM(S) :  Micromeria fruticulosa (Bertol.) Silic.

FRENCH : Micromérie de Sicile, Micromérie d'italie du sud.

ITALIAN : Issopo marittimo.

Micromeria graeca (L.) Benth. ex Reichb.

SYNONYM(S) :  Micromeria greca Desf., Satureja graeca L.

ENGLISH :  Greek savory.

FRENCH :  Micromérie de Grèce, Sarriette de Grèce

GERMAN :  Griechische Steinminze.

ITALIAN : Issopo meridionale.

SPANISH :  Colicosa.

Micromeria graeca subsp. fruticulosa xxx  ?

Micromeria graeca (L.) Bentham subsp. graeca

SYNONYM(S) :   Micromeria marginata (Sm.) Chater 

FRENCH : Micromérie de Grèce, Sarriette de Grèce.

ITALIAN : Issopo.


Micromeria juliana (L.) Benth.

FRENCH : Micromérie du mont Saint-Julien, Micromérie julienne, Sarriette du mont, Saint-Julien.

ITALIAN : Issopo montano, Micromeria con foglie piccole e allungate.


Micromeria marginata (Sm.) Chater 

SYNONYM(S) :  Micromeria piperella Benth. , Satureja piperella Bertol. , Thymus marginatus Sm.

ENGLISH : Mountain mint.

FRENCH : Micromérie marginée, Micromérie petit-poivre, Sarriette marginale.

GERMAN : Felsenlippe.

ITALIAN : Issopo delle Alpi Marittime.



Micromeria microphylla (d´Urv.) Benth

SYNONYM(S) : Micromeria microphylla (Dum.-Urv.) Benth., Micromeria rodriguezii Freyn & Janka ?, Satureja microphylla (d´Urv.) Guss.

ENGLISH : Maltese savory.

FRENCH : Micromérie

ITALIAN : Issopo a foglie minuscole.

Micromeria nervosa ( Desf . ) Benth.

SYNONYM(S) :  Satureja nervosa Desf .

FRENCH : Micromérie de Palestine.

ITALIAN : Issopo con brattee ovate.


Micromeria perforata Miq.

SYNONYM(S) :   Mosla japonica (Oliv.) Maxim.,  Mosla perforata (Miq.) Koidz.,  Orthodon japonica Oliv.

Micromeria thymifolia (Scop.) Fritsch

SYNONYM(S) :   Micromeria rupestris (Wulfen) Benth. ,  Micromeria varia Benth. subsp. rupestris (Wulfen) Benth. , Satureja rupestris Wulfen , Satureja thymifolia Scop.

ENGLISH : Mountain mint.

FRENCH : Menthe de montagne, Menthe sarriette de montagne , Micromérie a feuilles de thym.

GERMAN : Slowenische Bergminze.

ITALIAN : Issopo del Carso.


Micromeria viminea (L.) Urb.

ENGLISH : Jamaican mint .

FRENCH : Menthe de la Jamaïque, Menthe jamaïcaine.




Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995 - 2020, Sorting Micromeria Names. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database   (M.M.P.N.D - A Work in Progress. School of Agriculture and Food Systems. Faculty of Land & Food Resources. The University of Melbourne. Australia.
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General Bibliography
Specific & complementary

 European Environment Agency 1993 - 2006, EUNIS - Species scientific and vernacular names. < >.

University of Birmingham,  2005, CWRIS PGR Forum Crop Wild Relative Information System  - Cyprus.  Catalogue for Europe and the Mediterranean. Species factsheets. < >.

USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (03 November 2006). (GRIN)

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