Lantana indica Roxb.

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Verbenaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Lantana salvifolia Jacq.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lantana indica Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Nadibhallataka (Sanskrit); Ghaneri (Marathi); Makkadambu (Tamil); Arippu, Kuzhaloothipalam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in hills above 800m
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Tumakuru district, Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : Ethiopia to South Africa, Arabian Peninsula to Indo-China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lantana indica. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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