1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Vitex L.
      1. Vitex ugogoensis Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Verbenaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1992

    Habit
    Shrub or tree 1.5–5 m. tall; stems pubescent when very young, soon glabrous, often darker brown or grey than in V. strickeri and sometimes more terete.
    Leaves
    Leaflets 3, elliptic, ovate, obovate or ± round, 1–9 cm. long, 0.6–4 cm. wide, acute or acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, discolorous, crenate towards the apex, pubescent and glandular on both surfaces, very slightly scabrid and ± bullate above; petiole 0.4–2 cm. long; petiolules obsolete or central one up to 8 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 2.5–5 cm. long, extending to 7 cm. in fruit, reduced so that side-branches appear as fascicles with ± 5 flowers, the pedicels arising ± directly from main axis, the secondary axes ± suppressed; pedicels 1–1.5 mm. long but fruit-stalks 3–6.5 mm. long; bracts oblong to linear, 3–5 mm. long, 0.3–1 mm. wide.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2 mm. long, glandular, the lobes rounded or very broadly triangular, 0.5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or pinkish yellow; tube 4 mm. long, tomentose outside, largest lobes narrowly oblong, 3 mm. long, 2.2 mm. wide, not bifid, others 1.5–2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruits ± red or brick-red to brown, ± globose, usually somewhat elongated, to 9 mm. long, 8 mm. wide, very glossy; calycine cup 0.8–1 cm. wide, venose, sparsely gland-dotted.
    Figures
    Fig. 8.
    Habitat
    Deciduous thicket, bushland and Brachystegia woodland on grey sandy soil; 1140–1500 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T5

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Vitex ugogoensis Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 1987 Leippert [5513], Tanzania K000192776 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 45: 699 (1990)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 45: 699, fig. 1 (1990).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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