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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca. Vol 8, Pt 7. Avicenniaceae, R. Fernandes. Nesogenaceae, M.A. Diniz. Verbenaceae, R. Fernandes. Lamiaceae, R. Fernandes. 2005.

Type
Type from South Africa.
Morphology General
A much branched shrub 3–4 m high or a small tree 4–5 m high with trunk up to 20 cm in diameter; indumentum of short, curved-antrorse or spreading, simple hairs
Morphology Branches
Older branches greyish, striate, longitudinally fissured, glabrous; young branches and branchlets puberulous; nodes prominent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 4 × 2.5 cm, ovate or subrhombic, obtuse to acute or shortly acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, usually entire or sometimes subdentate, sparsely puberulous on both surfaces or puberulous only on the nerves; petiole up to 12 mm long, slender, puberulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal, with cymes racemosely arranged on a slender axis, small, few-flowered; branches and pedicels somewhat filiform, puberulous with gland-tipped hairs interspersed, the latter more numerous towards the apex of the pedicels
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3–4.5 mm long, ± densely covered with gland-tipped hairs mainly at the base; lobes (1.5)2–2.5 × 1 mm, oblong, obtuse; fruiting calyx up to 5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers aromatic; corolla whitish with ciliate-fimbriate lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe obovoid, exserted from the fruiting calyx, ± densely glandular-hairy, mainly toward the apex.
Ecology
In deciduous bush and thickets on dry rocky hillsides and in seasonally dry drainage lines, in stony soil; c. 300 m. Known only from Mozambique.
Note
Torre 2037, also from Goba, with a lax indumentum of gland-tipped hairs, is intermediate with forma mooiensis which lacks glandular hairs and occurs in South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga).
Distribution
Botswana Mozambique Mozambique Malawi Zimbabwe Zambia District code: MOZ M, BOT N, BOT B, BOT N, BOT W, BOT C, BOT E, BOT S, ZIM N, ZIM W, MAL N, MAL C, MAL S, MOZ N, MOZ T, MOZ MS.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Vitex mooiensis H.Pearson appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gerrard, W. [1238], South Africa K000192713
Duran, P. [2930], South Africa Premna mooiensis K000192712

First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 5: 212 (1901)

Accepted by

  • Paton, A. (2015-). Personal communication on Lamiaceae 3 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Premna mooiensis.]

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