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Origanum majorana
(sweet marjoram)

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Origanum majorana (sweet marjoram)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Origanum majorana
  • Preferred Common Name
  • sweet marjoram
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Essential oils
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Traditional/folklore
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Origanum majorana L.

Preferred Common Name

  • sweet marjoram

Other Scientific Names

  • Majorana hortensis Moench.
  • Majorana majorana (L.) H. Karst.
  • Majorana vulgaris Mill.
  • Origanum dubium Boissier (1879)
  • Origanum majoranoides Willd. (1800)

International Common Names

  • English: knotted marjoram; marjoram
  • Spanish: mejorana; oregano europeo
  • French: marjolaine; marjolaine cultivee
  • Russian: maioran sadovyi
  • Portuguese: mangerona; manjerico

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: merian
  • Finland: maustemeirami; meirami
  • Germany: Majoran
  • Greece: mantzourana
  • Italy: maggiorana; maggiorana coltivata
  • Japan: maajoramu
  • Netherlands: majoraan; marjolein
  • Portugal: mangerona cultivada; manjerona
  • Sweden: mejram

EPPO code

  • MAJHO (Majorana hortensis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Lamiales
  •                         Family: Lamiaceae
  •                             Genus: Origanum
  •                                 Species: Origanum majorana

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Spices and culinary herbs

Materials

  • Essential oils

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore