Lantana ukambensis (Vatke) Verdc.

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Synonyms: Lantana mearnsii Moldenke var. latibracteolata Moldenke
Lantana milne-redheadii Moldenke
Lantana rhodesiensis Moldenke
Lantana salviifolia L. var. ternata Chiov.
Lantana viburnoides (Forssk.) Vahl var. velutina Moldenke
Lippia ukambensis Vatke
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Status: Native
Description:
Aromatic small shrubby perennial herb with several stems up to 1.5m high from a woody base. Leaves opposite 3-whorled, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 1.7-10 cm long, rugose and somewhat scabrid above, roughly velvety beneath with dense yellow-grey-green glandular hairs beneath,venation prominent beneath; margin closely crenate-serrate; petiole 1-8 mm long or leaves subsessile. Inflorescences solitary or 2 per leaf (up to 6 per node); peduncle short, usually not reaching beyond the base of the subtending leaf; bracts conspicuous rounded ovate, obovate, or triangular-lanceolate, up to 2 cm long, appressed glandular pubescent and ciliate on the margin. usually 5-veined or ribbed, often purple-tinged. Corolla deep purple, crimson or magenta, sometimes with a white or yellow centre, scarcely exceeding the bracts above; tube slender, 3-5 mm long densely spreading pubescent. Fruit subglobose, blue to purple, 2-4 mm, more or less shiny.
Notes: Although R. Fernandes (Flora Zambesiaca volume 8 part 7, 205: 29) notes extensively on why Lantana rhodesiensis in his opinion should be regarded as a separated species, general consensus still appears to be to sink it under L. ukambensis (Vatke) Verdc.
Derivation of specific name: Ukambensis: from the land of the Wakamba people in Central Kenya where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: Open woodland, wooded grassland and grassland, in old cultivation, along margins of dambos and sometimes in shallow soils amongst granite rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 750 - 1670 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Literature:

Fernandes, R. (2005). Verbenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 28 - 29. as Lantana rhodesiensis

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 82. as Lantana moldenkei

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 101.

Verdcourt, B. (1992). Verbenaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 43 - 46. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lantana ukambensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148700, retrieved 25 November 2017

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