Martha's exotic Backyard in Israel

Lantana montevidensis, trailing lantana, weeping lantana,
לנטנה לילכית ,לנטנה עדינה

Scientific name:  Lantana montevidensis (Spreng.) Briq.
Synonym name:  Lantana sellowiana Link & Otto, Lippia montevidensis Spreng.
Common name:  Trailing lantana, trailing shrubverbena, weeping lantana
Hebrew name:  לנטנה לילכית ,לנטנה עדינה
Family:  Verbenaceae, Verbain Family, ורבניים

Bilder på blommor, Bilder av exotiska blommor

Life form:  Shrub, Subshrub
Stems:  45-60 cm high; vinelike stems 150 cm to form wide-ranging clumps
Leaves:  Simple, opposite, smaller and with a finer texture than Lantana camara
Inflorescence:  Circular head of flowers; involucre bracts 3.5–5 mm wide, ovate
Flowers:  Corolla 4-5-lobed; 8–12 mm, small lilac flowers
Fruits:  Nutlets, small bluish berries
Origin:  South America

Lantana montevidensis, trailing shrubverbena, trailing lantana, weeping lantana, לנטנה לילכית ,לנטנה עדינה

Derivation of the botanical name:
Lantana, a Latin name for Viburnum for the similar inflorescence
montevidensis, from Montevideo, Uruguay.
sellowiana , named after Friedrich Sellow (var. Sello) (1789-1831), a German botanist and naturalist, who made extensive botanical collections in Brazil and Uruguay, and whose name appears on many South American plants
Lippia, named after Augustus Lippi (1678 - 1701), an Italian naturalist and botanist. He was killed in Abyssinia.
  • The standard author abbreviation Spreng. is used to indicate Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel (1766 – 1833), a German botanist and physician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Briq. is used to indicate John Isaac Briquet (1870 – 1931), a Swiss botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Link is used to indicate Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link (1767 – 1851), a German naturalist and botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Otto is used to indicate Christoph Friedrich Otto (1783 – 1856), a German gardener and botanist.