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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

Verbenaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1992

Morphology General Habit
Shrub 0.6–2(–3) m. tall, with slender branched stems; young shoots square, ridged, pubescent with spreading or upwardly directed white hairs and with scattered shorter hairs and glands.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, ovate-elliptic, (0.6–)1.5–5.5 cm. long, (0.3–)0.5–2.5 cm. wide, ± rounded to subacute at the apex, cuneate at the base, rather coarsely crenate-serrate, with scattered short and long pubescence above and gland-dots but not scabrid, usually rather sparsely to fairly densely pubescent beneath and with the very dense orange-red or greenish yellow glands not obscured; petiole 2–8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences strobiliform, hop-like, ± globose, 0.5–1.5 cm. long and wide, axillary at leafy and leafless nodes, sometimes almost sessile but peduncle can be 0.3–2.2 cm. long; bracts ± leafy, ovate-triangular to lanceolate, 0.5–1.1 cm. long, 3–7 mm. wide, acute to long attenuate-acuminate at the apex, rounded to cordate at the base, with numerous rather long white marginal cilia, adpressed pubescent and glandular, the apices comose at top of inflorescence.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx scarcely 1 mm. long, obscurely 2-lobed, white-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, greenish white or cream; tube narrowly funnel-shaped, 2.5–3 mm. long, pubescent and glandular above; limb ± 3 mm. wide, the upper lip 1.5–2 mm. long and wide and lobes of lower lip 1–1.5 mm. long and wide, pulverulent within.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ± globose, drupaceous, 2–2.5 mm. diameter at first, invested in remains of the membranous calyx, wrinkled in dry state.
Habitat
Acacia, Commiphora scrub and bushland on red soil; 480–1300 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K4 K7 T5

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Lantana humuliformis Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2008 Luke [3015C], Kenya K000509644

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Verbanac.: 43 (1992)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0