Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene (Tropics & Subtropics : Alabama, Albania, Aldabra, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Aruba, Assam, Bahamas, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, California, Cambodia, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, Chile Central, Chile North, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, Free State, Galápagos, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf States, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kansas, Kentucky, Kenya, Kriti, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Marianas, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Nevada, New Guinea, New Mexico, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, North Carolina, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oklahoma, Oman, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, South Carolina, South China Sea, Southwest Caribbean, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe as per POWO)
Lippia: Spreading shrubs, hairs simple. spikes elongate, style sublateral, fruit wall thin, corolla tube much protruding
Lanatana: Spreading Shrubs, hairs simple, Spikes dense, style sublateral, fruit wall fleshy, corolla tube not protruding much
Phyla: Prostrate herbs, hairs medifixed, spikes dense, style terminal, fruit wall thin, corolla tube not protruding much.
Lantana may easily be distinguished by its stem and leaves being harshly pubescent