oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The Biological Control of Lantana camara L. in Natal
|Article Title||The Biological Control of Lantana camara L. in Natal|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Entomology, University of Natal.|
|Publication Date||Nov 1964|
|Pages||03 - 16|
|Keyword(s)||Lantana camara L. and Natal|
Lantana camara L. is an ornamental perennial shrub indigenous to Mexico and Central America. This plant is commonly referred to as Lantana, but it is also known by various popular names such as ""tickberry"", ""cherry pie"", ""Bosmandruiwe"", ""voï¿½lbrandewyn"" and as ""mfifunyane"" in Zulu. Because of its beauty and richness of flower colour it was originally introduced to many parts of the world where it was grown as an ornamental shrub or hedge plant. In tropical and subtropical climates it experienced excellent conditions for rapid growth and prolific fruit formation with the result that it soon became established as a serious weed.
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