oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The weed, Lantana camara L., and the insect natural enemies imported for its biological control into South Africa

Volume 46, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Lantana camara L. is an alien plant that has become naturalized in South Africa. It is a problem plant mainly in the subtropical regions of South Africa where it invades both natural bush and plantations.L. camara is poisonous to stock, and by suppressing natural vegetation also reduces the carrying capacity of the veld.

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