Species name:

Melissa officinalis (Melissa romana)

Taxonomy

Family

Genus

Species

officinalis

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Melissa officinalis

Classifier

L.

Distribution

America, Europe, East China, North Africa and Tanzania, Russia, South Australia and New Zealand

Utility

It is used in kitchen for aroma and flavour. It is also used on the skin as an insect repellent. The essential oil is produced for various uses. This plant is widely used in medicine and phytotherapy. Cultivated for ornament. Biodiversity.

Flowering time

V - VIII

Pollen colour

/

Pollen

+

Nectar

+

Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subtriangular
Equatorial view : Suboblate, Subcircular