The white grape variety originates from the Mediterranean region (Italy or Spain). Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Farana, Faranah, Farranah (Algeria); Valencí(Argentina); Farana (Australia); Espagnol, Majorquen, Majorquin, Mayorcain, Mayorcain Blanc, Mayorkin, Mayorquen, Mayorquen Blanc, Mayorquin, Mayorquin Blanc (France); Damaschena, Damaschina (Italy); Alicante Branco, Boal Cachudo, Boal de Alicante, Cachuso no Douro,(Portugal); Monstruosa, Planta Angort, Planta Augort, Planta Fina (2nd main name), Planta Fina (3rd main name). Main name), Planta Fina de Pedralba, Planta Pedralba (Spain); Beldi (Tunisia). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with the varieties Trebbiano Toscano or Verdejo. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2018, it originates from a presumably natural cross between Hebén. Damaschino was a crossing partner of the new variety Palestina under the name Mayorquin, as well as a parent in the variety Santa Magdalena, which was presumably created by natural crossing.