Taxon: Lantana camara L.

Genus: Lantana
Family: Verbenaceae
Nomen number: 310628
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:627. 1753, nom. cons.
  • • conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.9 & App. IV) through conservation of the genus Lantana
  • • non Lantana camara auct. nonn. (= L. strigocamara R. W. Sanders)
  • • non Lantana camara aggregate, applied to a complex of horticultural/weedy hybrids and closely related species
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Kellerman et al.; Lampe & McCann; Cooper & Johnson ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Puerto Rico
    • Mesoamerica: Central America
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. in neotropics


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Check other web resources for Lantana camara L. :


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image