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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Lantana camara L.

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






Synonym Lantana hirsuta, Lantana scandens Flower Color White
Common Name Lantana Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Common Lantana, Lantana, Lantana Weed Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Namthibi 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 Occurs in the coast the hills most aggressive weed of disturbed ground Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Native of Tropical America and exotic to India, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Singapore, Thailand Bark Details Rough prickly etem/bark
Distribution in manipur Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is a thorny shrub upright, half climbing or sometimes more or less hanging, reaching 2-3 m in height. Leaf Details Leaves 3-9 X 1.5-6 cm across, base attenuate, cuneate or rounded, margin serrate or crenate

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details