Lantana swynnertonii Moldenke

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Lantana swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd near Westaway Cottage

Lantana swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cacil Kop Nature Reserve, Mutare

Lantana swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Lantana swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Lantana swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

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Common names: Ternate lantana (English)
Status: Native
Indigenous perennial herb, closely related to the invasive exotic L. camara but far more restricted in distribution. It can be distinguished by much smaller size, absence of hooked thorns and deep pink and white flowerheads.
Derivation of specific name: swynnertonii: named after Charles Francis Massey Swynnerton (1877-1938), well-known naturalist, who first recorded and collected many species of flora and fauna in and around the Chirinda Forest
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1200 m
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
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Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Sunday 8 September 2013

Fernandes, R. (2005). Verbenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 26 - 27.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 82.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 101, plate 138


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lantana swynnertonii., retrieved 18 January 2018

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