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Umbelanterna (Lantana camara)

Lantana or Tembelekan or Saliara or Umbelanterna (Lantana camara) are bush shrubs with height up to 2 meters, perennial class, favored by butterflies and bees. These plants live wild in agricultural areas, forest gaps, riparian zones, grasslands, secondary forests and beaches.

L. camara lives in the lowlands up to 1700 meters above sea level. In various tropical countries this plant is often treated as an annual ornamental plant. The leaves are dark green, the rough surface follows the groove to the outside and the tapered tip. The fruit is round and dark green, but turns black when ripe.

Dlium Umbelanterna (Lantana camara)

Flowers have many colors depending on variety, but in general are dominated by red, pink, white, yellow, bronze and orange. Each plant has several flowers and each flower grows several crowns with different and colorful features.

This plant lives in the hot sun and grows in all conditions. Farmers consider this plant a weed. Traditional medicine uses Lantana as a medicine for itching, swelling, rheumatism, bruising due to collisions, tuberculosis, lung disease, influenza, vaginal discharge and asthma.





Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Lantana
Species: L. camara

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