Origanum

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Origanum
Origanum-vulgare.JPG
Origanum vulgare
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Subfamily:Nepetoideae
Tribe:Mentheae
Genus:Origanum
L.[1]
Species

About 20, see text.

Synonyms

Amaracus Gled.
Majorana Mill.
×Origanomajorana Domin[1]

 
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Origanum
Origanum-vulgare.JPG
Origanum vulgare
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Subfamily:Nepetoideae
Tribe:Mentheae
Genus:Origanum
L.[1]
Species

About 20, see text.

Synonyms

Amaracus Gled.
Majorana Mill.
×Origanomajorana Domin[1]

Origanum is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous perennials and subshrubs in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean and south eastern Asia, where they are found in open or mountainous habitats. They have strongly aromatic leaves and abundant tubular flowers with long-lasting coloured bracts. The genus includes the important group of culinary herbs, marjoram and oregano.[2]

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

Selected species[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Origanum L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-09-10. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ Bouchra, Chebli et al.; Achouri, Mohamed; Idrissi Hassani, L.M; Hmamouchi, Mohamed (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. PMID 14522450. 
  4. ^ http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/flowerbusiness/flowergrowersandsellers/national-native-popular-flowers-of-lebanon
  5. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Origanum". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 

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