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Habit: Perennial herb [subshrub] glabrous to short-hairy. Stem: decumbent to erect, generally branched. Leaf: petioled to sessile; blade generally ovate, entire to toothed. Inflorescence: axillary, sessile or peduncled, collectively spike- or panicle-like; wide bract subtending flower, bracts generally overlapping. Flower: calyx radial, 5-lobed; corolla 2-lipped, upper lip +- entire, lower 3-lobed; stamens 4, enclosed by upper lip or exserted; style lobes +- unequal.
Species In Genus: 45 species: Mediterranean, western Asia. Etymology: (Greek: ancient common name, mountain delight) Note: Cult for tea, cooking herbs, essential oils (Origanum dictamnus L., dittany; Origanum majorana L., sweet marjoram).
eFlora Treatment Author: Arthur O. Tucker
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to OriganumPrevious taxon: Nepeta cataria
Next taxon: Origanum ×majoricum
Citation for this treatment: Arthur O. Tucker 2016. Origanum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9474, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.