Vitex schliebenii Moldenke

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Vitex schliebenii

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Road East of Casa Banana, northern boundary Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

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Synonyms: Vitex sp. no. 2 sensu Drummond (1975)
Vitex sp. no. 2 sensu K. Coates Palgrave (1977)
Common names: Large fingerleaf (English)
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Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub or tree. Bark grey to brown; young branchlets 4-angled. Leaves 5-foliolate, lower most leaflets usually much smaller. Leaflets elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, dark green, somewhat scabrid above, densely covered in brownish hairs below; margin entire or toothed in apical half; petiolules short or absent. Flowers in short dense axillary clusters, white with cream to pale yellow. Fruit almost round, 4-6 mm in diameter, fleshy, white to purple-black.
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Habitat: Occurring on sandy soils in deciduous woodland and riverine thickets.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E
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Images last updated: Sunday 1 February 2009
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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 schliebenii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148960, retrieved 30 June 2016

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