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2. Origanum majorana L., Sp. Pl. 590. 1753. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 627. 1972; Ietswaart, Taxon. Rev. Origanum 83. 1982.

Vern.: Sweet Marjoram.

I.C. Hedge

  • Majorana horensis Moench

    Subshrub. Stems up to 80 cm, grey pubescent with antrorse hairs. Leaves up to 25 x 25 mm, oblong to suborbicular, obtuse, greyish white with short adpressed hairs, petiolate. Flowers in compact subglobose or 4-angled spikes, c. 6 x 4 mm. Bracts greyish white broad obovate, apically rounded, greyish white and gland-dotted. Calyx c. 2 x 1.5 mm, sheath-like, pubescent, gland-dotted. Corolla white, 3-7 mm. Nutlets suborbicular c. l x 1 mm.

    Fl. Per.: June-September.

    Type: Linnaeus (BM).

    Distribution: Endemic to Cyprus, but cultivated in many parts of the world as a culinary herb.


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