Vitex franceseana I.Darbysh. & Goyder

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Synonyms: Vitex ?sp. nov. sff. buchananii sensu Timberlake et Al., Plant Ecology and Evolution 144 (2): 131, 2011
Vitex buchananii sensu Burrows et al. in Trees & shrubs of Moambique (2018: 860), p. p., non Baker ex Gürke.
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: franceseana: after Frances Chase (née Crawford), Curator of the National Herbarium of Namibia (WIND) at the National Botanical Research Institute in Windhoek, who participated in the expedition when the type was collected.
Habitat: in coastal dry forest patches and in deciduous woodland or thicket, on sandy soils.
Altitude range: 0 - 180 m
Flowering time:Dec
Worldwide distribution: Known only from northeast Cabo Delgado in Mozambique but may also occur in southeast Tanzania.
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Endangered
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 860. Included under Vitex buchananii (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Goyder,D.J., Wood, J.R.I., Banze, A. & Burrows, J.E. (2020). Further new species and records from the coastal dry forests and woodlands of the Rovuma Centre of Endemism Plant Ecology and Evolution 153 (3) Pages 435 - 439. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Timberlake, J. et al. (2011). Coastal dry forests in northern Mozambique Plant Ecology and Evolution 144(2) Page 131. as Vitex sp. nov. aff. buchananii

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Vitex franceseana., retrieved 4 June 2023

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