Vitex trifolia var. subtrisecta (Kuntze) Moldenke
Phytologia 8:88 (1961)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 13 August 2007

Erect, compact, small tree or shrub, 0.6-2(-3) m high. Fl. blue-purple/blue, Apr to May or Nov. Sand, clay. Disturbed areas.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Chichester.

IMCRA Regions: Kimberley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Karratha.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Sunday 1 December 2019

Genus Vitex. Habit shrubs. Height m high 0.1-2. Stems Ribbing ribbed, Cross section when young more or less circular, Peltate scales absent. Leaves Position opposite, Bullation not bullate, Division trifoliate, Viscidity not viscid. Length mm long 20-85. Width (entire leaves only) mm wide 10-32. Indumentum Presence hairs present, glands present. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Bract Presence present. Length mm long 2-2.7. Bracteoles Presence absent. Pedicel Presence present, Glands absent. Length mm long 0.5-1. Indumentum Presence hairs present. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Calyx lobes Glands absent, Bullation not bullate, Lobe number five, Accrescence not accrescent. Length mm long 0.5-1. Indumentum Presence hairs present, Hair density dense. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Corolla Overall colour mauve, purple, lilac or violet, Dots or stripes in throat absent, Viscidity not viscid. Length mm long 10-11. Indumentum Presence hairy, Glands present. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Style length mm long 10-11. Stamens Number four. Filament length (free part only)' mm long 6-7. Anthers Appendage absent. Length mm long 1-1.2. Flowering time April, May or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaeam, IBRA Bioregion Pilbara.