Economic Botany

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 222–233 | Cite as

Botanical aspects of oregano

  • Lucas Calpouzos
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The condiment name “oregano” should be understood to refer, not to any one species but to a particular spice flavor, furnished by plants of several genera in different parts of the world. About one-half of the amount used in the United States comes chiefly from Mexico as dried leaves and flowers of Lippia graveolens; the rest from several species of Origanum in several European countries.


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  • Lucas Calpouzos
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  1. 1.Biological LaboratoriesHarvard UniversityCambridge

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