The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
The conservation of Lantana canescens is fully sponsored.
Devon Powell and Jennifer Possley contributed to this Plant Profile.
Lantana canescens is short-lived perrenial shrub that can grow up to 2 meters tall.
Leaves are up to 6.5 cm long, opposite, simple, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, densely hairy on both surfaces.
Flowers are white and tubular. They grow in flattened clusters at the ends of long stalks arising from the stem.
Fruit are tiny and seeds even smaller. The fruit contain 1-2 hard, dry seeds.
Distribution & Occurrence
Rockland hammock/Pine rockland ecotone
in world: Florida, southern Texas, Cuba, West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America (including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador).
|all wild plants are extirpated from from the southern Miami rock ridge.
for reintroduced plants there are several hundred.
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Forest Succession: Invasion by native hardwoods in the face of fire suppression is the single largest threat to the survival of extant populations of L. canescens. Hardwood invasion pushes ecotones back to boundaries such as roads, canals, a