Overview

Distribution

Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Cambodia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam]
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Trees 3-15(-20) m tall; bark black-brown. Branchlets densely gray-yellow pubescent. Leaves 3-5-foliolate; petiole (3.5-)7-10 cm; petiolules 0.5-3 cm; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate, elliptic, or ovate, 6-18 X 2.5-9 cm, papery, abaxially densely softly pubescent, sometimes glabrescent, and glandular, adaxially pubescent, base cuneate to subrounded and sometimes oblique, margin entire or obscurely undulate, apeX acuminate to acute. Thyrses 10-30 cm; peduncle densely gray-yellow pubescent; bracts deciduous. Calyx minutely 5-dentate, outside densely pubescent and glandular, inside pubescent. Corolla yellowish, outside densely pubescent and glandular, pilose at insertion of stamens. Stamens exserted. Ovary apically glandular. Style glabrous. Drupes yellow, becoming black, globose, shiny, smooth.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Vitex kweichowensis P'ei.
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Ecology

Habitat

Mixed forests; 200-1600 m.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Vitex canescens

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Vitex canescens

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Notes

Comments

Medicinal, timber.
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