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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Zataria
Species: Z. multiflora
Binomial name
Zataria multiflora
  • Zataria bracteata Boiss.
  • Zataria multiflora var. elatior Boiss.

Zataria is a genus of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family, first described in 1876. It contains only one known species, Zataria multiflora, native to southwestern Asia (Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir).[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Manikandan, R., Chandrasekar, K. & Srivastava, S.K. (2012). Life form analysis of the family Lamiaceae in Jammu & Kashmir, India. Phytotaxonomy 12: 7-19.