Vitex negundo   L.  (Plant)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order:Lamiales
Family:Verbenaceae

Image copyrights: Carl Dennis

Description
Shrubs or small trees 2-4 m tall; branches densely tomentose when young. Leaves decussate opposite, aromatic , 3-5 foliolate; leaflets, lanceolate, dark-green above, silvery hairy beneath, acuminate at apex, narrowed at base. Flowers 4-5 mm long, violet, pubescent within, arranged in axillary or terminal panicales. Drupes 3-4 mm across, ovoid, 4 seeded.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Goa, Baga Creek INDIA
• Orissa INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jagtap, TG; Desai, K and Rodrigues, R (2003) Coastal vegetation: patterns in a tourist region Coastal tourism, environment, and sustainable local development TERI 131-150 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Forestry Images Available at - http://www.forestryimages.org/
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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