Allelopathic plants. 10. Lantana camara L.

Ambika, S.R. and Poornima, S. and Palaniraj, R. and Sati, S.C. and Narwal, S.S. (2003) Allelopathic plants. 10. Lantana camara L. Allelopathy Journal, 12 (2). pp. 147-161. ISSN 0973-5046

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Lantana camara L. is an introduced weed in the tropics and subtropies and infests 14 crops in 47 countries. It invades forests, riverbanks, roadsides, pastures, agricultural lands and disturbed ecosystems. Being an invasion interrupts regeneration process and reduces biodiversity of natural ecosystems. It has hundreds of cultivars and hybrids. It has about 15 varieties. Lantana and other alien species have caused the extinction of 58 native plant species in the Cape Floristic Kingdom and have contributed to the endangered status of more than 3435 other plants in South Africa. Its leaves, roots and fruits contain allelochemicals mainly aromatic alkaloids and phenolics. These allelochemicals promote or inhibit the crop growth based on their concentration and are species specific. It also produces volatile allelochemicals from its leaves. It is toxic to grazing animals and has adverse effects on humans. This specie also has medicinal, herbicidal and fungistatic activity.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Abelmoschus esculentus; Abutilon theophrasti; Animalia; Asterella; Brassica oleracea var. capitata; Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis; Bryum cellulare; Cicer arietinum; Cucurbita pepo; Cyclosorus; Eichhornia crassipes; Lantana; Lantana camara; Lepidium virginicum; Pepo; Thelypteris dentata; Trigonella foenum graecum
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Environmental and Biological Sciences > Botany
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Botany
Depositing User: Mr. Kirana Kumar D
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 07:39
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2016 07:39

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