Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Lantana camara Linn.

Family: Verbenaceae Genus: Lantana Species: Lantana camara Linn.






Synonym Camara vulgaris Benth., Lantana asperata Vis., Lantana crocea Jacq. Flower Color White
Common Name Lantana Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Lantana, Lantana Weed Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Phul Lakri Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Below 2000 M Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details A globose ripening dark black or blue one seeded reticulate
Habitat Most aggressive weed of disturbed ground, plains from the coast to the hills Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and native of Tropical America Bark Details Rough Prickly Stem/bark
Distribution in chandigarh Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Patiala-ki-Rao Reserved Forest, Sector 6 Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Evergreen shrub with rambling or straggling branches, 1-2(-4) m, tall. Leaves opposite,simple, lanceolate-ovate, cordate or ovate-oblong, 3-9 x 1.5-6 cm across, base attenuate, cuneate or rounded, margin serrate or crenate,apex acuminate. Flowers 5-8 mm across, mostly orange or yellow, turning to red or scarlet later. Calyx 2-3 mm long, thin, pubescent. Corolla-tube 7-10 (-12) mm long, pubescent. stamens 4, didynamous, filaments about 1 mm long, anthers yellowish, ovoid about 0.5 mm long, ovary conical about 1 mm long,style stout about 3 mm long stigma obliquely subcapitate.drupe 3-5 mm in diameter, globose, fleshy, black, shining, 2-seeded Leaf Details Leaves 3-9 x 1.5-6 cm across, base attenuate, cuneate or rounded, margin serrate or crenate, apex acuminate, coarse chartaceous and dark green on the dorsal side

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details