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Verbenaceae

Family Profile

Verbenaceae

Family Description

A family of about 34 genera and 1175 species, pantropic to warm temperate; one genus (Phyla) possibly occurs naturally in Australia.

Genera

Duranta - A genus of about 17 species in the tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas; one species has become naturalised in Australia. Munir (1995).

Lantana - A genus of about 150-160 species originally from tropical America and Africa but several species are now pantropic weeds; two or three species have become naturalised in Australia. Munir (1996); Stanley & Ross (1986).

Stachytarpheta - A genus of about 60-70 species mainly in tropical America but several species are now pantropic weeds; four or more species and two hybrids have become naturalised in Australia. Munir (1992).

Verbena - A genus of about 250 species mainly in tropical and subtropical America with a few species in Europe and the Mediterranean region; seven species have become naturalised in Australia and one species is probably indigenous. Munir (2002).

References

Munir, A.A. (1985). A taxonomic revision of the genus Viticipremna H.J. Lam (Verbenaceae). Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 7:181-200.

Munir, A.A. (1995) A taxonomic revision of the genus Duranta L. (Verbenaceae) in Australia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 16: 2-5

Munir, A.A. (1996) A taxonomic review of Lantana camara L. and L. montevidensis (Spreng.) Briq. (Verbenaceae) in Australia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 17: 3-6

Munir, A.A. (2002) A taxonomic revision of the genus Verbena L. (Verbenaceae) in Australia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 20: 51-56