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This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Thailand to Peninsula Malaysia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[KBu]

de Kok, R. (2008). The genus Vitex (Labiatae) in the Flora Malesiana region, excluding New Guinea. Kew Bulletin 63: 17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-007-9013-7

Conservation
Least concern.
Distribution
Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand
Ecology
Growing in and along margins of primary (evergreen) forest at 240 – 1200 m altitude. Growing in sandy soil and sometimes over shale. Flowering and fruiting all year round and reported to be common.
Morphology General Bark
Bark smooth, (pale) grey to white-brown; wood white
Morphology General Habit
Shrubs (sometimes scandent) or small trees 3 – 15 m high, 6 – 12 cm DBH
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3-foliolate; central leaflet (broadly – narrowly) elliptic, 15 – 20 × 5.5 – 8 cm, ratio 2.1 – 3.6, side leaflets 8.5 – 16 × 3.5 – 5.3 ratio 1.6 – 3.5; apex acuminate, base cuneate to slightly oblique, moderately hairy, young leaves red, 7 – 10 secondary veins; glands many on lower surface, yellow to reddish
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole 5 – 10 cm, round in cross-section, covered with erect hairs, glands few too many; petiolules 0.6 – 2 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 4 – 7 mm long, inserted in middle part of tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed, campanulate, (light to brownish) green, hairs few, glands many; flowering calyx 4 – 5 mm diameter, apex lobes acute, lobes erect; fruiting calyx 4 – 5 mm diameter, erect to patent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 5-lobed, yellow to dark orange, covered outside with glands; lip 1 – 5 × 1 – 5 mm, spathulate, apex rounded to truncated, margin entire, patent; side lobes reflexed, 1 – 3 × 1 – 2 mm, apex round; back lobes 1 – 5 × 1 – 2.5 mm, apex rounded to acute, fused up to 50%, reflexed; tube 7 – 11 mm long, pink to orange
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary c. 1 mm diameter, glabrous, apex covered with glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 6.5 – 15 mm long, just exserting from corolla; stigma 0.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit, fresh globose, 5 × 5 mm, glabrous, covered with many glands, smooth, black, shiny; dried 3 – 5 × 5 — 6 mm, ellipsoid to globose, apex rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axiliary, dichasia, compound, axis 2 – 3.5 cm long, round in cross-section, yellow, covered with erect hairs, glands few, light green; bracteole linear to spathulate, 6 – 10 mm long, apex rounded to acute, moderately hairy, often persistent, brownish green
Type
[Malaysia] Perak, at Tapa, Wray 1319 (lectotype K!) designated here.
Vernacular
Nobang (Temuan; Gadek anak Umbai 1579); Mentua Halban (Chew Wee-lek 1231).

Native to:

Malaya, Thailand

Vitex longisepala King & Gamble appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2006 Putz, F.. [021981], Malaysia K000670991
Jan 1, 2005 Scortechini, B. [113a], Malaysia K000222744 syntype
Jan 1, 2005 Scortechini [s.n.], Malaysia K000222734
Jan 1, 2005 Scortechini [s.n.], Malaysia K000222735
Jan 1, 2005 Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Malaysia K000222731
Jan 1, 2005 Scortechini [s.n.], Malaysia K000222746
Jan 1, 2005 Curtis [395], Malaysia K000222745
Jan 1, 2005 Geesink [6390], Thailand K000223294
Jan 1, 2005 Dr. King's Collector [460], Malaysia K000223365 syntype
Jan 1, 2005 Curtis [s.n.], Malaysia K000223713 syntype
Jan 1, 2005 Soepadmo, E. [s60], Malaysia K000670990
Jan 1, 2005 Damahuri [36504], Malaysia K000670997
Jan 1, 2004 Kamarudin [28625], Malaysia K000222773
Jan 1, 2004 Sinclair, J. [9887], Malaysia K000222772
Jan 1, 2004 Kiah [24275], Thailand K000222771
Jan 1, 2004 Hardial [296], Malaysia K000222770
Jan 1, 2004 Ogata, K. [110216], Malaysia K000222747
Jan 1, 2004 Whitmore, T.C. [4703], Malaysia K000222742
Jan 1, 2004 Whitmore, T.C. [512], Malaysia K000222741
Jan 1, 2004 Abu, J. [2299], Malaysia K000222730
Jan 1, 2004 Teo [128], Malaysia K000222732
Jan 1, 2004 Wray, L. [699], Malaysia K000222733
Jan 1, 2004 Sidek bin Kiah [303], Malaysia K000222740
Jan 1, 2004 Ng, F.S.P. [20973], Malaysia K000222729
Jan 1, 2004 Saw Leng Guan [34460], Malaysia K000222728
Jan 1, 2004 Everett, B. [13565], Malaysia K000222726
Jan 1, 2004 Everett, B. [13775], Malaysia K000222725
Jan 1, 2004 Everett, B. [13967], Malaysia K000222724
Jan 1, 2004 Chew Wee-lek [1231], Malaysia K000222722
Jan 1, 2004 Everett, B. [14153], Malaysia K000222727
Jan 1, 2004 Allen [439], Malaysia K000222738
Jan 1, 2004 Whitmore, T.C. [115664], Malaysia K000222739
Jan 1, 2004 Haniff [4007], Malaysia K000670998
Jan 1, 2004 Corner, E.J.H. [31632], Malaysia K000222736
Jan 1, 2004 Ng, F.S.P [5753], Malaysia K000670996
Jan 1, 2004 Vethevelu, P. [29645], Malaysia K000670993
Jan 1, 2004 Anonymous [55899], Malaysia K000670988
Jan 1, 2004 Haniff [4007], Malaysia K000670999
Jan 1, 2004 Selvaraj, P. [11144], Malaysia K000222743
Jan 1, 2004 Foxworthy, J.W. [4877], Malaysia K000222737
Jan 1, 2004 Amat, F.R. [65915], Malaysia K000670989
Jan 1, 2004 Khairuddin [38310], Malaysia K000670994
Jan 1, 2004 Melville, R. [4762], Malaysia K000670992
Jan 1, 2004 Anuar [115668], Malaysia K000670995
Jul 6, 2000 Wray, L. [1319], Malaysia K000223364 lectotype
Hairul, M. [59958], Malaysia K000853736

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1908: 112 (1908)

Accepted by

  • Bramley, G.L.C. (2019). Flora Malesiana 23: 1-444. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pooma, R. (ed.) (2005). A preliminary check-list of threatened plants in Thailand: 1-193. National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.
  • de Kok, R. (2008). The genus Vitex (Labiatae) in the Flora Malesiana region, excluding New Guinea Kew Bulletin 63: 17-40.

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