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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Subtribus: Menthinae
Genus: Origanum
Species: Origanum rotundifolium

Origanum rotundifolium Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Orient., ser. 2, 4: 11 (1859).

Amaracus rotundifolius (Boiss.) Briq. in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 4(3a): 306 (1896).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asia-Temperate
Regional: Caucasus
Regional: Western Asia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Boissier, P.E. 1859. Diagnoses Plantarum Orientalium Novarum nonnullis Europaeis Boreali-Africanisque additis ser. 2, no. 4. 146 pp., Lipsiae [Leipzig]: B. Hermann / Parisiis [Paris]: J.-B. Baillière. MDZ Biblioteca Digital Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Origanum rotundifolium in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 April 2. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Origanum rotundifolium. Published online. Accessed: 2 April 2020.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Rundblättriger Dost
فارسی: مردقوش مستدير الاوراق
українська: Материнка круглолиста

Origanum rotundifolium, the round-leaved oregano, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae,[1] native to Turkey, Armenia and Georgia. It is a small woody-based perennial or subshrub growing to 10–30 cm (4–12 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) wide, with strongly aromatic leaves, and loose clusters of pink flowers with hop-like pale green bracts, throughout the summer.[2]

The specific epithet rotundifolium means "round-leaved".[3]

This plant is used as a culinary herb, as an ornamental plant in herb gardens and as groundcover in sunny, well-drained situations. It prefers alkaline soil, and dislikes winter wetness. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4][5]

"Origanum rotundifolium Boiss". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 978-1405332965.
Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.
"RHS Plant Selector - Origanum rotundifolium". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
"AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 70. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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