Vitex trifolia L.
Sp.Pl. 2:638 (1753)

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: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Dampierland.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzroy Trough.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Derby-West Kimberley.

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

Genus Vitex. Height m high NaN (?). 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 25-80. Width (entire leaves only) mm wide 10-38. Indumentum Presence hairs present, glands absent. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Bract Presence present. Length mm long 1.3-1.5. Bracteoles Presence present. Length mm long 0.5-0.7. Pedicel Presence present, Glands absent. Length mm long 2.5-3. 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 0.2-0.5. Indumentum Presence hairs present, Hair density dense. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Corolla Overall colour blue, Dots or stripes in throat absent, Viscidity not viscid. Length mm long 6-8. Indumentum Presence hairy, Glands absent. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Style length mm long 5-6. Stamens Number four. Filament length (free part only)' mm long 3-4. Anthers Appendage absent. Length mm long 1-1.2. Flowering time April, May or November. Distribution Botanical Province Northern, IBRA Bioregion Dampierland.