Origanum vulgare L.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Origanum floridum Salisb.; Thymus origanum Kuntze
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Origanum vulgare L.
  • Common name : Oregano, wild marjoram
  • Vernacular name :
    • Ban tulsi (Hindi)
    • Raamtulas (Nepali)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Open slopes
  • Comments / notes : Aromatic erect herb
  • Key identification features : Spikes 4-sided. Corolla pink. Stamens 4, slightly protruding in unequal pairs.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-September
  • Collection Nos : KFP 12413
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Valley of Flowers
    • Himachal Pradesh : Chamba district,Kangra district,Kinnaur district,Kullu district,Lahaul & Spiti district,Shimla district,Solan district
  • Native : Temperate Eurasia and Pakistan to Central Nepal
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Asia, Europe and North America
  • Literature :
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 335
    • Nair, N. G (1977).Flora of Bashahr Himalayas. International Bioscience Publishers: 224
    • Chowdhery, H. J. & Wadhwa, B. H (1984). Flora of Himachal Pradesh Vol. 1. Published BSI:580
    • Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Origanum vulgare. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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