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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Verbenaceae, H. Huber, F. N. Hepper & R. D. Meikle. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Forest tree 15-35 ft. high, similar to the above (Vitex micrantha).

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaïre

Vitex oxycuspis Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1985 Thomas, D.W. [4254], Cameroon K000029530
Jan 1, 1980 Thomas, D.W. [552], Cameroon K000582140
[Maur, G.] [2243] K000192745

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 5: 326 (1900)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Meerts, P. (2018). Synopsis of the genus Vites (Lamiaceae) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Plant Ecology and Evolution 151: 380-392.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv., ed. 2, 3: 232, t. 336, 4.
  • Moldenke in Phytologia 6: 31
  • Pieper in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 62, Beibl. 141 (as "142"): 56 (1928)
  • in F.T.A. 5: 326 (1900)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2020). https://www.mapress.com/j/pt/article/view/phytotaxa.434.2.1/38833 epublication.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0