1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Vitex L.
      1. Vitex agnus-castus L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to Pakistan.

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    Flora Zambesiaca. Vol 8, Pt 7. Avicenniaceae, R. Fernandes. Nesogenaceae, M.A. Diniz. Verbenaceae, R. Fernandes. Lamiaceae, R. Fernandes. 2005.

    Type
    Type from Italy.
    General
    Deciduous shrub
    Leaflets
    Leaflets 5–7, aromatic, narrowly-lanceolate, petiolulate, glabrous above and white-tomentose beneath with tomentum obscuring the whole lower surface
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, spiciform, comprised of many-flowered cymes in narrow panicles, usually with additional spiciform inflorescences from the axils of the upper leaves
    Flowers
    Flowers small, pale violet; corolla limb lower lip glabrous.
    Distribution
    Although reported by Biegel (loc. cit) to be cultivated as a garden ornamental no specimens have been seen from the Flora Zambesiaca area.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Bulgaria, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Greece, Gulf States, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kentucky, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Brazil Northeast, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Haiti, Honduras, Leeward Is., Mexico Northeast, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico

    Vitex agnus-castus L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    25377.000
    Jan 1, 2010 Koie [2090], Afghanistan Vitex pseudonegundo K000734770

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 638 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
    • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2012). Flora Mesoamericana 4(2): 1-533. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Allred, K.W. (2012). Flora Neomexicana, ed. 2, 1: 1-599. Range Science Herbarium, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Guerrero, S.A. & van Welzen, P.C. (2011). revision of Malesian Endospermum (Euphorbiaceae) with notes on phylogeny and historical biogeography Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 443-482.
    • Authier, P. & Covillot, J. (2011). Catalogue actualisé des plantes de l'île de Rhodes (Grèce) Saussurea; Travaux de la Société Botanique de Genève 41: 131-170.
    • Kral, R., Diamond, A.R., Ginzbarg, S.L., Hansen, C.J., Haynes, R.R., Keener, B.R., Lelong, M.G., Spaulding, D.D. & Woods, M. (2011). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Alabama: 1-112. Botanical reseach institute of Texas.
    • Williams, J.K. (2010). Additions to the Alien vascular flora of Mexico, with comments on the shared species of Texas, Mexico and Belize Phytoneuron 2010-3: 1-7.
    • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2010). Flora Iberica 12: 1-650. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
    • de Lima, C.T. & França, F. (2009). Flora da Bahia: Vitex Tour. ex L. Lamiaceae Sitientibus Sérrie Ciências Biológicas 9: 225-244.
    • Zervous, S., Raus, T. & Yannitsaros, A. (2009). Additons to the flora of the island of Kalimnos (SE Aegean, Greece) Willdenowia 39: 165-177.
    • Jones, R.L. (2005). Plant life of Kentucky. An illustrated guide to the vascular flora: 1-833. The universitry press of Kentucky.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Kew Bull. 56 : 204 (2001).
    • F.T.E.A., Verbenaceae: 50 (1992).
    • Biegel, Check-list Ornam. Pl. Rhod. Parks & Gard. [Rhodesia Agric. J., Research Report No. 3]: 107 (1977).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Allred, K.W. (2012). Flora Neomexicana, ed. 2, 1: 1-599. Range Science Herbarium, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Kral, R., Diamond, A.R., Ginzbarg, S.L., Hansen, C.J., Haynes, R.R., Keener, B.R., Lelong, M.G., Spaulding, D.D. & Woods, M. (2011). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Alabama: 1-112. Botanical reseach institute of Texas.
    • Williams, J.K. (2010). Additions to the Alien vascular flora of Mexico, with comments on the shared species of Texas, Mexico and Belize Phytoneuron 2010-3: 1-7.
    • de Lima, C.T. & França, F. (2009). Flora da Bahia: Vitex Tour. ex L. Lamiaceae Sitientibus Sérrie Ciências Biológicas 9: 225-244.
    • Zervous, S., Raus, T. & Yannitsaros, A. (2009). Additons to the flora of the island of Kalimnos (SE Aegean, Greece) Willdenowia 39: 165-177.
    • Jones, R.L. (2005). Plant life of Kentucky. An illustrated guide to the vascular flora: 1-833. The universitry press of Kentucky.

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