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Lantana camara

Basic information
Scientific name Lantana camara

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Common names Common lantana
Higher taxon Verbenaceae, Lamiales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range South America.
Habitat Farm area, grassland, urban area, vacancy.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands (Chichijima, Hahajima, Anijima, and Ototojima Is.), Okinawa Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Imported to Japan ca. 1865
Route Deliberate: As ornamental plant. In Southeast Asia, fruit of this species is used as a spice.
Impact Competition. Toxic. Host for some insects and fungi.
Affected organism: Native grasses, pasture plants (competition).
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Cultivated worldwide.
Reference Notes
  • Hotta et al. (1989) Useful Plants of the World. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Satake et al. (1981) Wild Flowers of Japan, Herbaceous Plants [III]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Toyoda (ed.) (2003) Flora of Bonin Islands (Enlarged & Revised). Aboc, Kamakura (in Jpn)
  • etc.
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