Vitex altissima L. f.

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vitex altissima L.f.
  • Common name : Peacock Chaste Tree, Tail Chaste Tree, Peacock's foot tree
  • Vernacular name : Myrole (Hindi); Naviladi, Myrolu, Bharanige (Kannada); Mayilaadi, Mayilainochi (Tamil); Kankola (Sanskrit); Nemali adugu, Busichettu, Mayura pank, Gandarapur chettu (Telugu); Myila, Mylellu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests, also in sacred groves
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 900m in forests and on hill slopes.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Hassan district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malesia, Indo-China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Vitex altissima. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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