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Lantana camara (lantana; largeleaf lantana; Prickly lantana; White sage; Angel lips; Big sage; Blacksage; Lantana wildtype; Shrub verbean; Wandelroeschen)

Synonyms: Camara vulgaris
Language: Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

Lantana camara, also known as big-sage (Malaysia), wild-sage, red-sage, white-sage (Caribbean) and tickberry (South Africa), is a species of flowering plant within the verbena family, Verbenaceae, that is native to the American tropics. Lantana camara will often outcompete other more desirable species, leading to a reduction in biodiversity. It can also cause problems if it invades agricultural areas as a result of its toxicity to livestock as well as its ability to form dense thickets which if left unchecked can greatly reduce the productivity of farm land.
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Infraspecies

Invasive Species

Lantana camara is a significant weed of which there are some 650 varieties in over 60 countries or island groups. It is established and expanding in many regions of the world, often as a result of clearing of forest for timber or agriculture. It impacts severely on agriculture as well as on natural ecosystems. The plants can grow individually in clumps or as dense thickets, crowding out more desirable species. In disturbed native forests it can become the dominant understorey species, disrupting succession and decreasing biodiversity. At some sites, infestations have been so persistent that they have completely stalled the regeneration of rainforest for three decades. Its allelopathic qualities can reduce vigour of nearby plant species and reduce productivity in orchards. Lantana camara has been the focus of biological control attempts for a century, yet still poses major problems in many regions.
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Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-High
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [3]  Shrub

Protected Areas

Predators

Providers

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Criconema mutabile <Unverified Name>[14]
Helicotylenchus dihystera <Unverified Name>[14]

Distribution

Caribbean; North America; Oceania;

External References

USDA Plant Profile

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Citations

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