Aroma in Origanum vulgare L.: A Perceivable Criterion for Delimitation of Infraspecific Taxa

Arti Garg


The six varieties of Origanum vulgare L. of the tribe Menthae under family Lamiaceae possess remarkably different aroma in field which is easily decipherable without overlapping. This chemotaxonomic character, if retained permanently, at least to some extent, in the holotype specimens, can serve as a significant diagnostic feature in delineation of all variants of the species and can be useful in solving the existing Taxonomic complexity.


Aroma, Chemotypes, Lamiaceae, Origanum vulgare, Varieties

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