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Origanum  microphyllum (Benth.) T.Vogel   
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FamilyLAMIACEAE
Genus species var.Origanum  microphyllum (Benth.) T.Vogel 
SynonymsMajorana microphylla Benth. (basionym)
 Majorana maru (Sm.) Briq.
 Origanum maru Sm.
Territory Southeastern EuropeKriti
rocky slopes
Altitude500-800m
Description branchlets numerous, rigid, reddish, leaves minute, grey-green, to 4mm long, floral heads 1-2cm long at apex of branchlets, bracts small, purple, flowers ca. 1cm long
Size20-50cm
Colorpale pink
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in spring
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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