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Lantana camara Linn. (Verbenaceae)

Day, M.D. and Zalucki, M.P. (2009) Lantana camara Linn. (Verbenaceae). In: Biological control of tropical weeds using arthropods. Chapter 12. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 211-246.

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Abstract

Lantana is a serious problem in several tropical and sub-tropical areas around the world. It is a Weed of National Significance in Australia where it costs the grazing industry alone over $104 million per annum. The chapter summarises current knowledge about the taxonomy, biology, distribution, ecology, impacts and biological control of the weed worldwide. Attempts to achieve biological control of lantana date back to 1902 making this weed one of our oldest targets. Although control has been achieved in some areas of the world, in many other areas control is still sub-optimum. Factors thought to contribute to the difficulty of achieving biocontrol include the plant's biology, the wide genetic variation associated with hundreds of varieties or biotypes and the wide range of climatic habitats associated with the weed. This chapter provides a good summary of the present day position.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:© Cambridge University Press.
Keywords:Lantana camara; biological control; weed ecology; taxonomy; distribution.
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Weed ecology
Science > Botany
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Biological control
Plant pests and diseases > Weeds, parasitic plants etc
Deposited On:01 Sep 2009 06:05
Last Modified:05 Apr 2011 05:28

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