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  Lantana camara 'Nivea'
  Family Name : Verbenaceae

 
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Woody)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Irregular
  • Biogeography
    • Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: An evergreen multi-branched shrub that grows up to 1.2 m tall. 
      Foliage: Leaves are course to touch, sometimes hairy, arranged oppositely along the stem. Leaf blade ovate with serrated leaf margin, apex acute and base rounded to obtuse. 
      Flowers: Flowers are salverform, fragrant, white. Flowers are arranged in umbels. Flowers are symmetrically radial. Flowers can last for several days. 
      Fruits: Fruits are two-seeded globose-shaped berries which ripen from green to deep blue to black.
      Habitat :
      Found in disturbed sites, along roadsides, degraded lands and forest edges.
      Cultivation :
      It is easy to grow and a fast-grower. Once established, thrives even under poor growing conditions such as drought or nutirent poor soils. Flowers best under full sun. Remove spent flowers to avoid fruiting as the green unripe fruits are toxic upon ingestion. Remove growing tips by pinching to promote bushy growth. Potted plants will flower better when allowed to be slightly rootbound. 
      Etymology :
      The genus Lantana is an old Latin name for Viburnum. 
      The specific epithet camara means arched or chambered.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Landscaping :
      It produces white flowers, and suitable to be planted with other Lantana plants of brightly coloured flowers. This plant is ideal for butterfly gardens for its nectar and as host plant. 
      Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers)
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Poor Infertile Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Coastal, Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Butterfly Garden
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Toxic Upon Ingestion, Invasive / Potentially Invasive, [Remarks]
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Butterfly Food Plant (Flower Nectar), Caterpillar Food Plant
      Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna) (Insects (Butterfly, Moth))
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water, Little Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Fast
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Rough
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Green
      Young Flush Texture(s) :
      Rough
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Opposite
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Serrate / Toothed
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acute
      Foliar Base :
      Rounded / Obtuse
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      White
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Smooth
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Terminal
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Salverform
      Inflorescence Type :
      Umbel
      Flowering Period :
      Free-Flowering
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Black
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit (Non-Accessory Fruit)

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