1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume III

Lantana Aculeata

Prickly Lantana
Class and Order
Didynamia Angiospermia
Generic Character
Calyx 4-dentatus obsolete. Stigma uncinato-refractum. Drupa nucleo 2-loculari.
Specific Character and Synonyms
LANTANA aculeata foliis oppositis, caule aculeato ramoso spicis hemisphæricis. Lin. Syst. Veg. ed. 14. p. 566.

According to Miller, this species grows naturally in Jamaica, and most of the other Islands in the West-Indies, where it is called wild Sage; the flowers, which are very brilliant, are succeeded by roundish berries, which, when ripe, turn black, having a pulpy covering over a single hard seed.

It is readily propagated by cuttings.

Different plants vary greatly in the colour of their blossoms, and the prickliness of their stalks; the prickles are seldom found on the young shoots.

96Lantana Aculeata
Lantana Aculeata
Prickly Lantana