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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Violales (37)

        Family: Cistaceae (15)(family description)

          Genus: Halimium (5)

            Epithet: ocymoides Willk. (1)

Synonyms: Cistus ocymoides Lam., Cistus sampsucifolius Cav., Helianthemum ocymoides (Lam.) Pers.

ocymoides => resembling basil

sampsucifolius => with leaves similar to Origanum majorana called sampsucum by the ancient Syrians and Egyptians


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

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