Lantana angolensis Moldenke

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Lantana angolensis

Katanga Province, DRC
Jan 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Lantana angolensis

Katanga Province, DRC
Jan 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Lantana angolensis

Katanga Province, DRC
Jan 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Lantana angolensis

Katanga Province, DRC
Jan 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Lantana angolensis

Approx. 7 km upstream of Ngonye Falls
Jan 2018
Photo: Warren McCleland

Lantana angolensis

Approx. 7 km upstream of Ngonye Falls
Jan 2018
Photo: Warren McCleland

Lantana angolensis

Approx. 7 km upstream of Ngonye Falls
Jan 2018
Photo: Warren McCleland

Lantana angolensis

Approx. 7 km upstream of Ngonye Falls
Jan 2018
Photo: Warren McCleland

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb or small shrub, up to c. 1.5m tall. Stems woody at the base, somewhat 4-angled; branchlets with long, tubercle-based whitish hairs, spreading bristles and scattered sessile glands. Leaves mostly opposite, rarely 3-whorled, petiolate, more or less broadly ovate, 3-9 cm long, light green, somewhat bristly with tubercule-based hairs and impressed venation above, paler and more densely softly hairy with raised venation below; margin with 16-28 teeth. Inflorescences in axillary ovoid spikes, up to 15 cm long, with leaf-like overlapping bracts. Flowers lilac, mauve, pink or purple with a yellowish throat; corolla tube 5-6 mm long. Fruit a drupe, c. 3.5 × 3 mm, lilac to dark purple hen ripe.
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Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
Habitat: In various types of woodland and wooded grassland, on rocky outcrops, in riverine vegetation, on floodplains and sometimes in overgrazed areas.
Altitude range: 850 - 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,E,C,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Friday 9 February 2018
Literature:

Fernandes, R. (2005). Verbenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 29 - 31.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 197. (Includes a picture).

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.

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 110.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 72. As Lantana species? (L. angolensis most likely referred to here)

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 228.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lantana angolensis
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Lantana angolensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148620, retrieved 16 August 2018

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