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Taxon: Origanum vulgare L.

Genus: Origanum
Family: Lamiaceae (alt. Labiatae) subfamily: Nepetoideae tribe: Mentheae.
Nomen number: 25913
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: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 13 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.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • Algerian oregano   (Source: Oregano & Marjoram ) – English   [Origanum vulgare subsp. glandulosum]
  • European oregano   (Source: Ency CNatIn ) – English   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • Greek oregano   (Source: Ency Herbs ) – English   [Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum]
  • oregano   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • pot marjoram   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • Russian oregano   (Source: Oregano & Marjoram ) – English   [Origanum vulgare subsp. gracile]
  • wild marjoram   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • wild marjoram   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • wintersweet   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • niu zhi   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • marjolaine   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • marjolaine sauvage   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • origan   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • origan vulgaire   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • borstiger gewöhnlicher Dost   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum]
  • brauner Dost   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • Dost   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • gewöhnlicher Dost   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • Oregano   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • wilder Majoran   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • manjerona-brava   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • orégano   (Source: Names Soukup ) – Portuguese   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • orégano   (Source: Names Soukup ) – Spanish   [Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare]
  • grekisk oregano   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum]
  • kungsmynta   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan
    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India - Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh; Nepal; Pakistan
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Estonia; Russian Federation - European part [s.]; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Uncertain:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Origanum vulgare L.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Flower: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
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?25913 (30 September 2014)

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