Vitex zeyheri Sond. ex Schauer

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Vitex zeyheri

Photo: Tony Benn
Extension 23, Gaborone

Vitex zeyheri

Photo: Tony Benn
Extension 23, Gaborone

Vitex zeyheri

Photo: Tony Benn
Extension 23, Gaborone

Vitex zeyheri

Photo: Tony Benn
Extension 23, Gaborone

Vitex zeyheri

Photo: Tony Benn
Extension 23, Gaborone

Vitex zeyheri

Photo: Tony Benn
Extension 23, Gaborone

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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree, new growth and leaves densely whitish velvety. Leaves 3-5-foliolate; leaflets elliptic to narrowly obovate, 2-7 cm long, grey-green to silvery-white on both surfaces; petiole 1-3 cm long. Inflorescences axillary, 3-9 cm long, many-flowered. Calyx distinctly and broadly lobed; lobes spreading, 1.5-2.5 mm long. Corolla sweet scented, 7-8 mm long with a white tube and mauve-purple-blue lobes. Fruit an obovoid nut, c. 5 mm long,sharply tipped by the remains of the style, mostly enclosed by the enlarged calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zeyheri: after Carl Zeyher, 1799 - 1858, a German naturalist
Habitat: In wooded grassland and on stony hillsides.
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Worldwide distribution: Southeastern Botswana and Limpopo, North-West, Gauteng South Africa.
Botswana distribution: SE
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Content last updated: Monday 7 June 2021
Literature:

Fernandes, R. (2005). Lamiaceae (subfamilies: Viticoideae and Ajugoideae) Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 90 - 91.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 80.

Setshogo, M.P. & Venter, F. (2003). Trees of Botswana: names and distribution SABONET Report No. 18 Southern African Botanical Diversity Network, Pretoria Page 101.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vitex zeyheri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vitex zeyheri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vitex zeyheri
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Vitex zeyheri
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vitex zeyheri
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vitex zeyheri
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Vitex zeyheri
iNaturalist: Vitex zeyheri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vitex zeyheri
JSTOR Plant Science: Vitex zeyheri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vitex zeyheri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vitex zeyheri
Plants of the World Online: Vitex zeyheri
Tropicos: Vitex zeyheri
Wikipedia: Vitex zeyheri


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Vitex zeyheri.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=223370, retrieved 27 November 2021

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