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  Lantana camara var. splendens
 
  Family: VERBENACEAE
  Citation:  Lantana camara L., Sp. Pl. 627. 1753, var. splendens (Medic.) Moldenke, Phytologia 33: 130. 1976; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 296. 1985; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 353. 1996; Rajendran & Daniel, Indian Verbenaceae 184. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 640. 2009. Lantana splendens Medic., Hist. & Commentat, Acad. Elect. Sci. Theod.-Palat. 3: 226. 1756. Lantana crenulata Otto & Dier., Allg. Gaertn. 9: 363. 1841; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 563. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1087(761). 1924; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 356. 1988.
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  Description: Much branched shrubs; branches 4-angled, armed with short thorns; young shoots shortly white hirsute. Leaves opposite or ternate, crenate, ovate, acute, base truncate or obtuse, serrate, scabrous above, puberulous below, to 6 x 4 cm; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs; petiole to 1.5 cm long. Flowers in capitate spikes, pink, up to 1cm long; bracts ovate- lanceolate, closely imbricate, persistent. Peduncle to 4 cm long, shortly prickly, heads 2.5 cm across. Calyx small, membranous, truncate or obscurely toothed. Corolla salver shaped, lobes 5, obscurely 2-lipped, lobes spreading, obtuse, yellow to orange-yellow, up to 1.2-1.5 cm long. Stamens 4, included. Ovary 2-celled; cells 1-ovuled; stigma oblong, lateral. Drupe bluish-black, globose, fleshy, enclosing two 1-seeded pyrenes, 3 mm across; seeds reticulate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Introduced as ornamental plant; now runs wild.
  Distribution: Native of Tropical and subtropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Orange
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peechi, Manantody, Pappinisseri
   
 
   
 
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