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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Genus: Origanum
Species: O. dictamnus - O. heracleoticum - O. majorana - O. onites - O. rotundifolium - O. sipyleum - O. syriacum - O. vulgare


Origanum L.

Vernacular names

Origanum is a genus of about 20 species of aromatic herbs in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region east to eastern Asia. The genus includes some important culinary herbs, including Marjoram and Oregano.

Origanum species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora albitarsella.

Selected species

* Origanum acutidens
* Origanum amanum
* Origanum calcaratum
* Origanum compactum[1]
* Origanum dictamnus – Hop Marjoram, Cretan Dittany, Dittany of Crete
* Origanum laevigatum
* Origanum leptocladum
* Origanum libanoticum
* Origanum majorana – (Sweet) Marjoram
* Origanum ×majoricum – Hardy Sweet Marjoram
* Origanum microphyllum
* Origanum rotundifolium
* Origanum scabrum
* Origanum sipyleum
* Origanum syriacum [2]
* Origanum vulgare – Oregano

Notes & references

1. ^ Bouchra, Chebli et al. (2003). "Chemical composition and antifungal activity of essential oils of seven Moroccan Labiatae against Botrytis cinerea Pers: Fr.". Journal of Ethnopharmacology 89 (1): 165–169. doi:10.1016/S0378-8741(03)00275-7.
2. ^ http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?448310

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