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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 30-40 ft. high
Morphology Leaves
Long-petioled, 5-7 foliolate leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Very small white flowers tinged with purple in rich, long-stalked cymes.

Native to:

Angola, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Zaïre

Vitex rivularis Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1984 Thomas, D.W. [2253], Cameroon K000029520
Zenker, G.A. [1333], Cameroon K000192753
Zenker, G.A. [1888], Cameroon Vitex longipetiolata K000192759
Gossweiler, J. [7841], Angola Vitex longipetiolata K001008422

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 297 (1903)

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.
  • 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: 233, t. 336, 5-7.
  • Moldenke in Phytologia 6: 114
  • Pieper in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 62, Beibl. 141 (as "142"): 56 (1928)
  • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 33: 297 (1904)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

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