1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Origanum L.
      1. Origanum majorana L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Turkey, Cyprus.

    [FTEA]

    Lamiaceae (Labiatae), A.J. Paton, G. Bramley, O. Ryding, R.M. Polhill, Y.B. Harvey, M. Iwarsson, F. Willis, P.B. Phillipson, K. Balkwill, C.W. Lukhoba, D.F. Otieno, & R.M. Harley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

    Note
    A native of the eastern Mediterranean and widely cultivated as a culinary herb
    Habit
    Perennial herb or subshrub to 0.8 m tall
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, ovate to round, 3–35 × 2–30 mm, entire
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of dense cylindrical spikes (condensed thyrses) and these arranged in a panicle
    Calyx
    Calyx 2–3.5 mm long, 1-lipped, tube almost non-existent, with posterior lip rounded, entire and bract-like
    Corolla
    Corolla white, tubular, 3–7 mm long, 2-lipped
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, ascending under posterior lip, slightly exserted.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cyprus, Turkey

    Introduced into:

    Algeria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy, Juan Fernández Is., Krym, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yugoslavia

    Origanum majorana L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Spain 52061.000
    Cambessedes, J. [s.n.], Baleares K001070101
    Jan 1, 1980 Davis, P.H. [3388], Cyprus Origanum dubium K000735648
    Jan 1, 1980 Kennedy, E.W. [741], Cyprus Origanum dubium K000735649
    Jan 1, 1980 unknown [s.n.], Cyprus Origanum dubium K000735690
    Balansa, B. [s.n.], Turkey Origanum dubium K001070116
    Dello, A. [2542], Cyprus Origanum dubium K000735691

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 590 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
    • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2010). Flora Iberica 12: 1-650. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Danton, P. & Perrier, C. (2004). Liste de la Flore vasculaire de l'île Robinson Crusoe archipel Juan Fernández, Chili Journal de Botanique Société de Botanique de France 24: 67-78.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Danton, P. & Perrier, C. (2004). Liste de la Flore vasculaire de l'île Robinson Crusoe archipel Juan Fernández, Chili Journal de Botanique Société de Botanique de France 24: 67-78.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K.H.S., Gard. E. Afr.: 170 (1995)
    • Jex-Blake, Gard. E. Afr., ed. 4: 267 (1957)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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