Vitex ferruginea Schumach. & Thonn.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (10)

Vitex ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Chironde Camp to Mungari Airstrip, Coutada 12

Vitex ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Chironde Camp to Mungari Airstrip, Coutada 12

Vitex ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Chironde Camp to Mungari Airstrip, Coutada 12

Vitex ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Chironde Camp to Mungari Airstrip, Coutada 12

Vitex ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Chironde Camp to Mungari Airstrip, Coutada 12

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: subsp. amboniensis (Gürke) Verdc.
Vitex amboniensis Gürke
Vitex swynnertonii S. Moore
Common names: Plum fingerleaf (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Usually a scrambling, multi-stemmed shrub. Bark grey to brown, finely striated. Leaves 3-5-foliolate, lower most leaflets often undeveloped. Leaflets elliptic to obovate, dark green, somewhat leathery, hairless above, with hairtuft domatia below in the axils of conspicuous veins; margin entire or toothed in apical half; petiole with a groove along the top. Flowers with a white corolla tube and mauve-blue lobes and lip, scented. Fruit subspherical to ellipsoid, up to 2 cm long, fleshy, purple-black, frilled at the base by the persistent calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ferruginea: rusty-brown in colour
Habitat: On sandy soils in deciduous woodland and along streambanks, often among rocks.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa southwards to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Monday 25 December 2017
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 271. As Vitex amboniensis

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 81 - 82.

Other sources of information about Vitex ferruginea:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Vitex ferruginea
Flora of Zambia: Vitex ferruginea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vitex ferruginea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vitex ferruginea
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Vitex ferruginea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vitex ferruginea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vitex ferruginea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vitex ferruginea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vitex ferruginea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vitex ferruginea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Vitex ferruginea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vitex ferruginea
JSTOR Plant Science: Vitex ferruginea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vitex ferruginea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vitex ferruginea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vitex ferruginea
Tropicos: Vitex ferruginea


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Vitex ferruginea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148890, retrieved 22 July 2018

Site software last modified: 3 April 2018 9:58pm
Terms of use