Details of this species in Saint Helena
Source: Ashmole and Ashmole, 2000 in Varnham, 2006
Arrival Date: 19th century
Species Notes for this Location:
Lantana camara commonly known as Lantana; wild currant; black sage has spread rapidly after introduction to cover whole hillsides at low and medium altitudes. Lantana can spread rapidly and slow erosion (Ashmole and Ashmole, 2000 in Varnham, 2006).
Management Notes for this Location:
A biological control programme initiated in 1970s, resulting in successful establishment of the tingid heteropteran bug Teleonemia scrupulosa. In many areas where this species was formerly abundant it is now dead and moribund following successful biological control (Ashmole and Ashmole, 2000 in Varnham, 2006).
Agricultural: Lantana camara is a host of Orthyzia insignis. L. camara is toxic to livestock.
Modification of successional patterns: Lantana camara has an allelopathic effect on other species and can stop succession through forming dense carpets (Kendle and Rose, 2001 in Varnham, 2006).
Last Modified: 17/06/2008 9:52:04 a.m.