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Annual to shrub [ tree], generally hairy.
Leaf: cauline, opposite, generally toothed; stipules 0.
Inflorescence: raceme, spike, or head, generally elongated in fruit; bract generally 1 per flower.
Flower: bisexual; calyx generally 4–5-toothed; corolla 4–5-lobed, radial to bilateral, salverform to 2-lipped; stamens 4–5 (if 4, generally in unequal pairs), epipetalous; ovary superior, 2- or 4-lobed, generally 2- chambered, style 1, often with 2 unequal lobes, only 1 stigmatic, lateral.
Fruit: 2 or 4 nutlets, drupe-like, or capsule.
± 31 genera, ± 920 species: especially Am tropics. Some cultivated (Lantana, Verbena, Vitex); some weedy worldwide (Lantana); some used for wood (Tectona, teak). Avicennia included in Acanthaceae. [Marx et al. 2010 Amer J Bot 97:1647–1663] —Scientific Editor: Bruce G. Baldwin.
Key to Verbenaceae
Strong-smelling.Key to Lantana
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 Am (few Asia, Africa). (Latin: ancient name for Viburnum, which this resembles) Lantana camara L., Lantana montevidensis (Spreng.) Briq. are waifs.
Inflorescence: involucre bracts 3.5–5 mm wide.
Flower: corolla 8–12 mm.
Disturbed slopes, abandoned fields; < 200 m. San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast;
Previous taxon: Lantana camara
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