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Habit: 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.
Species In Genus: +- 150 species: tropics, especially America (few Asia, Africa). Etymology: (Latin: ancient name for Viburnum, which this resembles) Note: Lantana camara L., Lantana montevidensis (Spreng.) Briq. are waifs.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to LantanaPrevious taxon: Aloysia wrightii
Next taxon: Lantana camara
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Lantana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9608, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.