Lantana camara L.

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA OR VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Verbenaceae
  • Species : Lantana camara
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lantana camara L.
  • Vernacular name : Unnichedi (Tam.); Gaaju pulu (Tel.)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : Central America
  • Comments : An introduced species, widely naturalized in forests and also growing as an invasive species in disturbed lands, forest clearingsa and road sides of ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district, former North Arcot), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivagangai district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villupuram district), Javadhu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district, former North Arcot) (Tamil Nadu State); Visakhapatnam district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in Tropics
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Lantana camara. Downloaded on 8 August 2020.

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