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Identity of Lantana depressa and L. ovatifolia (Verbenaceae) of Florida and the Bahamas

Author(s): R. W. Sanders

Year: 1987

Journal: Systematic Botany
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Pages: 44-60

Article Topic(s): Morphology, Rare plants, Systematics, Taxonomy
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Lantana depressa (Pineland trailing lantana),


Researches the morphology, chromosome numbers, and hybridization in Lantana depressa and L. ovatifolia to resolve taxonomic confusion between these taxa in in peninsular Florida and adjacent Grand Bahama Island. Lantana ovatifolia is endemic to Grand Bahama Island and should not be included in Florida's flora. Three varieties of L. depressa occur in peninsular Florida along with the non-native L. camara and the hybrids between the two species. The article provides detailed morphological and location information for L. depressa.

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R. W. Sanders. "Identity of Lantana depressa and L. ovatifolia (Verbenaceae) of Florida and the Bahamas." Systematic Botany 12.1 (1987): 44-60.

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ISSN: 0363-6445
DOI: 10.2307/2419214
Last Updated: 2015-02-26
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