7315.000 Origanum L.

Stace, C.A. (2010) New Flora of the British Isles. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Perennial herb, aromatic, stems square in section. Leaves opposite, simple, with entire margins. Inflorescence a mass of dense cymes forming a corymbose panicle with large purple bracteoles. Calyx of 5 sub-equal teeth. Corolla reddish purple, rarely white, with 3-lobed lower lips and shallowly 2-lobed flat upper lip. Fruit a cluster of four 1-seeded nutlets.

Worldwide: Over 50 species native to the Mediterranean, and temperate Asia.

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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majorana L.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Origanum

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Origanum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Origanum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Origanum
Wikipedia: Origanum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Origanum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Origanum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Origanum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1786, retrieved 24 May 2022

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