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Genus: Origanum

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Lamiaceae

Four species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Origanum dictamnus (Dittany)

Native to Greece.


Origanum majorana (Sweet marjoram)

Native to southern Europe.


Origanum onites (Pot marjoram)

Native to eastern Mediterranean.


Origanum vulgare (Oregano)

Native from Europe to central Asia.



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