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Genus: Vitex

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Lamiaceae

About 250 species, distributed in tropical and temperate regions, with 18 species found in southern Africa. Formerly placed in the family Verbenaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Vitex amaniensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Vitex angolensis

 

Vitex buchananii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Vitex doniana

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 
Vitex harveyana  
Vitex ferruginea

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Vitex harveyana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Vitex madiensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 
Vitex mombassae

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 
Vitex obovata  
Vitex patula  

Vitex payos

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Vitex petersiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 
Vitex pooara  
Vitex rehmannii  

Vitex schliebenii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Vitex trifolia

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 
Vitex zeyheri  

Herbivores

Litosphingia corticea (Veined Hawkmoth)

Lepidoptera: Sphingidae (hawkmoths)

Caterpillars eat the leaves.

 
  

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