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Strong-smelling. Stem: prostrate to erect, branched. Leaf: blades oblong to ovate. Inflorescence: spike or head, wider than long, not elongated in fruit; involucre bracts many, inner bracts 1 per flower. Flower: calyx ± cylindric, tip truncate to 4–5-toothed; corolla 4–5-lobed, ± salverform; stamens 4; ovary 2- chambered, ovule 1 per chamber, stigma lateral. Fruit: nutlets 2, ± spheric, drupe-like.
± 150 species: tropics, especially America (few Asia, Africa). (Latin: ancient name for Viburnum, which this resembles) Lantana camara L., Lantana montevidensis (Spreng.) Briq. are waifs.

Key to Lantana

1. Corolla yellow, becoming red or orange; involucre bracts oblong to lanceolate ..... [L. camara]

1' Corolla rose-red to purple; involucre bracts ovate ..... [L. montevidensis]


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