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Taxon: Origanum majorana L.

Genus: Origanum
Family: Lamiaceae (alt. Labiatae) subfamily: Nepetoideae tribe: Mentheae.
Nomen number: 25912
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:590. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 11-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Jun-2008
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • pot marjoram   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • sweet marjoram   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • marzanjush   (Source: Ency Herbs ) – Transliterated Arabic
  • marjolein   (Source: Ency Herbs ) – Dutch
  • marjolaine   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Majoran   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • maggiorana   (Source: Ency Herbs ) – Italian
  • manjerona   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • mayoran sadovyj   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • mejorana   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • mejram   (Source: Ency Herbs ) – Swedish
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Turkey [s.]

      Naturalized:
  • sometimes naturalized, especially in Mediterranean region

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated

References:

  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Ietswaart, J. H. 1980. A taxonomic revision of the genus Origanum (Labiatae). Leiden Bot. Ser. 4:83–85.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Lawrence, B. M. 1992. Chemical components of Labiatae oils and their exploitation. 400 In: Harley, R. M. & T. Reynolds, eds., Advances in labiate science. 400.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Meikle, R. D. 1977–1985. Flora of Cyprus.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Vermeulen, N. 1999. Encyclopaedia of Herbs.
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Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?25912 (18 April 2014)

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