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.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Chichester.

IMCRA Regions: Kimberley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Karratha.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 21 January 2020

Shrubs. Stems, cross section more or less circular. Peltate scales absent. Leaves 20-85 mm long, 10-32 mm wide, opposite, trifoliate, with simple hairs, not bullate, not viscid. Bracteoles absent. Bracts present. 2-2.7. mm long Pedicel present, 0.5-1 mm long, with simple hairs, peltate scales hairs present. Calyx with five lobes, 0.5-1 mm long, not accrescent, dense, with simple hairs, not bullate. Corolla mauve, purple, lilac or violet, 10-11 mm long, Dots or stripes in throat absent, wih simple hairs, not viscid, with four stamens, style 10-11 mm long, filament 6-7 mm long, anthers 1-1.2 mm long. Appendage absent. Flowering time April, May or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaeam, IBRA Bioregion Pilbara.