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Shrub verbena

Lantana camara

Description:

Lantana camara L. (Family Verbenaceae) is both considered as a notorious weed and a popular ornamental plant. It is listed as one of the important medicinal plants in the Philippines. L. camara contains lantadenes, the pentacyclic triterpenes which is reported to possess a number of useful biological activities . Several previous reports have described antifungal, antibacterial, insecticidal and nematicidal activity of the plant.

Notes:

I'll be using this in our research study. ;)

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2 Comments

khimneri
khimneri 8 years ago

Actually, its common name in our country is "Kantutay". :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Verbena is different from lantana here in the states. I would call this Lantana.

khimneri
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Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 25, 2012
Submitted on Feb 17, 2013

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