1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Vitex L.
      1. Vitex grandifolia Gürke

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Verbenaceae, H. Huber, F. N. Hepper & R. D. Meikle. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A small tree 20-30 ft. high
    Leaves
    Large 5-foliolate leaves
    Flowers
    Pale-yellowish to brownish-yellow flowers in short-peduncled cymes at the base of the leaves
    Ecology
    In high or secondary forest.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

    Vitex grandifolia Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 2005 Cabral, C. [104], Cameroon K000337793
    Dec 1, 2005 Cabral, C. [109], Cameroon K000337796
    Dec 1, 2005 Cabral, C. [110], Cameroon K000337797
    Dec 1, 2005 Cabral, C. [112], Cameroon K000337799
    May 1, 2005 Harvey, Y.B. [89], Cameroon K000199965
    May 1, 2005 Harvey, Y.B. [181], Cameroon K000199966
    Jun 1, 2001 Lane, P. [343], Cameroon K000107582
    Jun 1, 2001 Kenfack, D. [240], Cameroon K000107576
    Jun 1, 2001 Kenfack, D. [218], Cameroon K000107579
    Jun 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2724], Cameroon K000107575
    Jun 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2727], Cameroon K000107577
    Jun 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1920], Cameroon K000107578
    Jun 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1396], Cameroon K000107581
    Jun 1, 2001 Elad, M. [78], Cameroon K000107580
    Jan 1, 1987 Etuge, M. [209], Cameroon K000029529
    Keay, R.W.J. [25362], Nigeria 17184.000
    Onochie, C.F.A. [40271], Nigeria 17183.000
    Maitland, T.D. [361], Cameroon K000029525
    Maitland, T.D. [361], Cameroon K000029526
    Maitland, T.D. [361], Cameroon K000029527
    Thomas, D.W. [663], Cameroon 41225.000
    Thomas, D.W. [3459], Cameroon K000029532
    Thomas, D.W. [2328], Cameroon K000029524
    Thomas, D.W. [663], Cameroon K000029534
    Starin, E.D. [15] 40498.000
    Mann [880] K000241366
    Mann [880] K000241367
    Loyaux, H. [215], Gabon K000192761
    Winkler, H.J.P. [1165], Cameroon K000029528

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 18: 169 (1893)

    Accepted by

    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv., ed. 2, 3: 234, t. 337B
    • Moldenke in Phytologia 5: 385, 404
    • and var. bipindensis (Gürke) Pieper in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 62, Beibl. 141 (as "142"): 73 (1928).
    • F.T.A. 5: 324
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 18: 169 (1894)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0