7144.000 Lantana L.

Description of the genus

Erect, sometimes climbing, shrubs or (less often) herbs or trees. Stems prickly or unarmed. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3(-4), aromatic, toothed, usually glandular-punctate. Flowers sessile in often colourful, usually axillary, pedunculate heads or spike-like inflorescences; each flower subtended by an ovate to lanceolate acuminate bract. Calyx small, membranous. Corolla very variable in colour, red, yellow, purple, blue, mauve or white, sometimes bicoloured with throat yellow to orange, often changing colour after fertilisation, salver-shaped with narrowly cylindric tube; limb obscurely 2-lipped, 4-5-lobed. Stamens 4. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a fleshy drupe.

Derivation of name: Ancient name for the genus Viburnum, which the genus resembles.

Worldwide: 150 species, mostly tropical America but with a few in tropical and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 10 taxa.

Lantana camara

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
angolensis MoldenkeN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
camara L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
moldenkei R. Fern.[End]N,W,C,EDescription, Image
rhodesiensis MoldenkeN,C
rugosa Thunb.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
subtracta? HiernW,S
swynnertonii MoldenkeEDescription, Image
tiliifolia Cham.N
trifolia L.C,E
viburnoides (Forssk.) Vahl subsp. richardii R. Fern.E,S

Other sources of information about Lantana:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Lantana
Flora of Mozambique: Lantana
Flora of Zambia: Lantana

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lantana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lantana
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lantana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lantana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lantana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Lantana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1202, retrieved 31 July 2014

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