African Plant Database

Vitex payos (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Verbenaceae
Information on the genus : Vitex
Basionym : Allasia payos Lour.
Statuts nomenclatural : conserved name
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vitex payos (Lour.) Merr. var. payos
 Allasia payos Lour. (1790)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Vitex allasia Planch.
=Vitex eylesii S. Moore (1907)
=Vitex hildebrandtii Vatke (1880)
Taxon infra-specific
Vitex payos (Lour.) Merr. var. payos
Vitex payos var. glabrescens (W. Piep.) Moldenke
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : A shrub. Young twigs with woolly fulvous tomentum. Arbuste ou petit arbre de 4–10(–13) m de haut; écorce brun clair à gris brun, à profondes crevasses verticales; jeunes rameaux à tomentum laineux fauve.
Ecology : Savanes arborées de 30 à 1600 m.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Afr. Centrale n.s. LABIATAE: 36 (2020)

Bibliography other :
  • Pierre Meerts (2018). Synopsis of the genus Vitex (Lamiaceae) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Pl. Ecol. Evol. 151(3): 388
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