Lantana camara L.

Common name

English: Lantana

German: Wandelroeschen

Mandarin: 马缨丹 (ma ying dan)

Portuguese: Cambará, Lantana

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2465)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2366)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2001)

      Order: Lamiales (150)

        Family: Verbenaceae (12) (family description)

          Genus: Lantana (2)

           Epithet: camara L. (1)

Synonyms: Camara vulgaris Benth., Lantana aculeata L., Lantana antillana Raf., Lantana asperata Vis., Lantana crocea Jacq., Lantana glandulosissima Hayek, Lantana mixta Medik., Lantana moritziana Otto & A.Dietr., Lantana sanguinea Medik., Lantana undulata Raf., Lantana urticifolia Mill.

aculeata => with thorns, prickly and pointed

camara => South American vernacular name for a species of Lantana (ref. Lantana camara)

crocea => citron-yellow, saffron-like

sanguinea => blood-red

undulata => wavy, with wavy margin

urticifolia => nettle-leaved

vulgaris => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: purple, violet, pink, red, orange, yellow, beige

External links

Check for Lantana camara at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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