Lantana involucrata L.

First published in Cent. Pl. II: 22 (1756)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Mexico to Central America, Caribbean to N. Venezuela. It is a shrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used as a medicine and for food.

Descriptions

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Vernacular
ROUNDLEAF SAGE, BITTER SAGE
Morphology General Habit
An erect, unarmed, aromatic shrub up to 1.5 m tall, glandular and puberulous throughout, the young branches stiff and nearly terete; leaves broadly elliptic or ovate to obovate or nearly orbicular, mostly 1–4.5 cm long, abruptly cuneate at the base, the margins finely crenulate, the petioles up to 10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles up to 6 cm long, rarely very short (3 mm or less)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower-heads 0.8–1.7 cm in diameter (including the bracts); corolla-tube 2–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupes light to deep purple or mauve, 3–4 mm in diameter.
Distribution
Cayman Islands. Florida, West Indies, Yucatan and Belize, and northern S. America.
Ecology
Chiefly in sandy coastal thickets.
[Cayman]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Distribution
Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.
[UPFC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Colombia
[CPLC]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/192142423/192142425

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

Uses

Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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