|Dicotyledon|| Literature for Lantana montevidensis
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
|Verbenaceae -- The Verbena Family||Bibliography|
Common name(s): trailing lantana, weeping lantana
|Distribution||Native to southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina, now cultivated nearly worldwide and naturalized in many tropical and subtropical areas.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, Lana`i.|
||Malodorous, low subshrubs; stems lax and sprawling or decumbent, rooting at nodes that touch the ground, up to 4 m long, mat-forming and usually many-branched, without prickles.
||Leaves ovate to lanceolate or oblong-rhombic, 1.2-3.5 cm long, 0.8-1.6 cm wide, upper surface reticulate-rugose and scabrous or hirsute, lower surface strigose on veins or densely tomentulose and densely resinous-glandular, margins crenate-serrate, petioles 0.3-0.6 cm long.
||Flowers in capitate, hemispherical heads arising in the leaf axils, inflorescences becoming oblong in fruit, much longer than subtending leaves, peduncles filiform, 2-6 cm long, outer bracts broadly ovate to oblong-ovate, 5-8 mm long, inner ones conspicuously smaller; calyx ca. 2 mm long; corolla magenta or lilac to rose or purple, the tube 8-10 mm long, the lobes 3.5-8 mm long.
||Fruit dark violet, globose, drupaceous, ca. 4 mm in diameter.
||2n = 36 (sterile) or 48 (wild form)