Vitex madiensis Oliv.
subsp. milanjiensis (Britten) F. White

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Vitex madiensis subsp. milanjiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Vitex madiensis subsp. milanjiensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

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Synonyms: Vitex milanjiensis Britten
Vitex sp. no. 1 sensu Drummond (1975)
Common names: Rough fingerleaf (English)
Status: Native
Sometimes a shrub or small tree, often a suffrutex, less than 50 cm. Growing tips covered in long tawny hairs. Leaves digitately compound with 5 leaflets. Leaflets obovate, the lower leaflets markedly smaller, dark green above, very rough to the tough; paler below with softer hairs; apex rounded to square, often with a short and abrupt point. Flowers in axillary heads, white with a pale blue to deep mauve lip; calyx lobes densely covered in tawny hairs. Fruit ellipsoid-oblong, fleshy, pendulous on long stalks, black, often spotted white, cupped in the persistent calyx.
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Habitat: In grassland and along the margins of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 10 September 2006

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 192.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 83 - 85.


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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: Species information: Vitex madiensis subsp. milanjiensis., retrieved 26 October 2016

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