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

Mozambique: 15 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchananii Baker ex GürkeN,Z,MSDescription, Image
carvalhi Gürke[NrEnd]N
doniana SweetN,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
ferruginea Schumach. & Thonn.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
franceseana I.Darbysh. & Goyder[End][EN]N
harveyana H. PearsonM
madiensis Oliv. subsp. milanjiensis (Britten) F. WhiteMS,MDescription, Image
mombassae VatkeN,Z,T,MS,MDescription, Image
mossambicensis Gürke[NrEnd]NDescription, Image
obovata E. Mey.M
patula E.A. BruceZ,GI,MDescription
payos (Lour.) Merr.N,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
petersiana KlotzschT,MSDescription, Image
schliebenii MoldenkeT,MSDescription, Image
sp. A [NrEnd]N

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: cultivated Vitex
Flora of Zambia: Vitex
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Vitex.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1210, retrieved 19 April 2024

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