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: 12 taxa.

Vitex doniana

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
amaniensis W. Piep.E
buchananii Baker ex GürkeEDescription, Image
doniana SweetEDescription, Image
ferruginea Schumach. & Thonn.E,SDescription, Image
madiensis Oliv. subsp. madiensis E
madiensis Oliv. subsp. milanjiensis (Britten) F. WhiteEDescription, Image
mombassae VatkeN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
patula E.A. BruceW,E,S
payos (Lour.) Merr.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
petersiana KlotzschN,W,EDescription, Image
schliebenii MoldenkeW,EDescription, Image
trifolia L. var. bicolor (Willd.) Moldenke

Other sources of information about Vitex:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Vitex
Flora of Mozambique: Vitex
Flora of Zambia: 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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Vitex.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1210, retrieved 31 July 2014

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