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Thymus mastichina

Thymus mastichina (*)

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: Thymus
Sectio: T. sect. Mastichina
Species: Thymus mastichina
Subspecies: T. m. subsp. donyanae – T. m. subsp. mastichina

Thymus mastichina (L.) L., Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 827 (1763).

Satureja mastichina L., Sp. Pl.: 567 (1753).
Thymus suavis Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 86 (1796), nom. superfl.
Origanum mastichina (L.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 528 (1891).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Europe
Regional: Southwestern Europe
Portugal, Spain.

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

Linnaeus, C. 1763. Species Plantarum, ed. 2, Tomus II: 827. Reference page.

Additional references

Morales, R. 2010. Thymus. Pp. 349–409 in Castroviejo, S.†, Morales, R., Quintanar, A., Cabezas, F., Pujadas, A. & Cirujano, S. (eds.), Flora Ibérica. Plantas Vasculares de la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares. Vol. XII. Verbenaceae − Labiatae − Callitrichaceae. liv + 650 pp., Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid. ISBN 978-84-00-09041-8. PDF. Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2019. Thymus mastichina. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 28 April. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Thymus mastichina in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 April 28. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Thymus mastichina. Published online. Accessed: 28 April 2019.

Vernacular names
English: mastic thyme, Spanish wood marjoram
español: tomillo blanco
suomi: Hartsitimjami
Nederlands: spaanse marjolein

Thymus mastichina is a species in the family Lamiaceae. It is endemic to the central Iberian Peninsula in Spain and Portugal.

The perennial herb, with white flowers, can reach a height of 50 centimetres (1.6 ft).
Thymus mastichina - flowers.
Thymus mastichina - flowers and foliage.


Khela, S. (2014). "Thymus mastichina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T203346A2764277. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T203346A2764277.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.

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