EPPO Global Database

Origanum majorana(MAJHO)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MAJHO
  • Preferred name: Origanum majorana
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Cyprus, Turkey. Widely cultivated as a culinary herb throughout the Mediterranean region and elsewhere, but rarely naturalized. This cultivated marjoram should be distinguished from the wild Origanum vulgare, also known as marjoram, which occurs throughout Europe and is not cultivated. 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Majorana hortensis Mönch

Common names
Name Language
marjoram English
pot marjoram English
sweet marjoram English
echter Majoran German
Gartenmajoran German
Majoran German
grand origan French
marjolaine French
marjolaine à coquille French
marjolaine cultivée French
marjolaine des jardins French
marjolaine d'Orient French
marjolaine vraie French
acapuas Spanish
almaraco Spanish
almoradijo Spanish
mayorana Spanish
mejorana Spanish
mejorana bastarda Spanish
mejorana dulce Spanish
sampsuco Spanish
maggiorana Italian
echte marjolein Dutch
marjolein Dutch
manjerona Portuguese
mejram Swedish
majiyoramu Japanese
mayonara Japanese
マジヨラム Japanese
マヨナラ Japanese
майоран садовый Russian
mercanköşk Turkish
lebiodka majeranek Polish
majeranek Polish
majoránna Hungarian
manxuranë Albanian
rigon Albanian
майорана Bulgarian
amàrac Catalan
moraduc Catalan
morduix Catalan
vrtni mažuran Croatian
majoránka zahradní Czech
majorán záhradný Slovak
майоран садовий Ukrainian