A morphological study was made of two taxa in the group Amaracus of the genus Origanum L. (Labiatae): O. scabrum and O. pulchrum. Boissier & Heldreich described these taxa as species, respectively in 1846 and 1859. The present study shows that they are in every respect identical and have to be united into one species, under the name Origanum scabrum Boiss. et Heldr.