1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Vitex L.
      1. Vitex mooiensis H.Pearson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Type
    Type from South Africa.
    General
    A much branched shrub 3–4 m high or a small tree 4–5 m high with trunk up to 20 cm in diameter; indumentum of short, curved-antrorse or spreading, simple hairs
    Branches
    Older branches greyish, striate, longitudinally fissured, glabrous; young branches and branchlets puberulous; nodes prominent
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 4 × 2.5 cm, ovate or subrhombic, obtuse to acute or shortly acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, usually entire or sometimes subdentate, sparsely puberulous on both surfaces or puberulous only on the nerves; petiole up to 12 mm long, slender, puberulous
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, with cymes racemosely arranged on a slender axis, small, few-flowered; branches and pedicels somewhat filiform, puberulous with gland-tipped hairs interspersed, the latter more numerous towards the apex of the pedicels
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–4.5 mm long, ± densely covered with gland-tipped hairs mainly at the base; lobes (1.5)2–2.5 × 1 mm, oblong, obtuse; fruiting calyx up to 5 mm long
    Flowers
    Flowers aromatic; corolla whitish with ciliate-fimbriate lobes
    Fruits
    Drupe obovoid, exserted from the fruiting calyx, ± densely glandular-hairy, mainly toward the apex.
    Ecology
    In deciduous bush and thickets on dry rocky hillsides and in seasonally dry drainage lines, in stony soil; c. 300 m. Known only from Mozambique.
    Note
    Torre 2037, also from Goba, with a lax indumentum of gland-tipped hairs, is intermediate with forma mooiensis which lacks glandular hairs and occurs in South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga).
    Distribution
    Botswana Mozambique Mozambique Malawi Zimbabwe Zambia District code: MOZ M, BOT N, BOT B, BOT N, BOT W, BOT C, BOT E, BOT S, ZIM N, ZIM W, MAL N, MAL C, MAL S, MOZ N, MOZ T, MOZ MS.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Vitex mooiensis H.Pearson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gerrard, W. [1238], South Africa K000192713
    Duran, P. [2930], South Africa Premna mooiensis K000192712

    First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 5: 212 (1901)

    Accepted by

    • Paton, A. (2015-). Personal communication on Lamiaceae 3 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Premna mooiensis.]

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
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