7186.000 Vitex L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Stems usually 4-angled. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, (1-)3-7-foliolate. Cymes mostly dichasial, short and dense to open and spreading, bracts often well developed. Corolla white and/or coloured, mostly shades of blue, lilac or mauve, ± zygomorphic; limb spreading ± 2-lipped. Stamens 4, didynamous. Drupes fleshy; fruiting calyx usually accrescent, plate-like or cup-shaped.

Worldwide: 250 species occurring in tropical and temperate regions

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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SpeciesContent
agnus-castus L.
trifolia L. var. bicolor (Willd.) Moldenke

Other sources of information about Vitex:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Vitex
Flora of Caprivi: Vitex
Flora of Malawi: Vitex
Flora of Mozambique: Vitex
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Vitex
Flora of Zambia: Vitex
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vitex

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vitex
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vitex
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Vitex
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vitex
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vitex

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Vitex.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1210, retrieved 26 May 2016

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