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

Other sources of information about Vitex:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vitex
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vitex
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vitex
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vitex
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Vitex
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vitex
JSTOR Plant Science: Vitex
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vitex
Plants of the World Online: Vitex
Tropicos: Vitex
Wikipedia: Vitex

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Vitex.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1210, retrieved 21 April 2024

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