Vitex pinnata L.

  • Family : VERBENACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Vitex pubescens Vahl; Vitex arborea Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vitex pinnata L.
  • Vernacular name : Mudia, Muria, Dhala singha (Oria); Nemali adugu, Rachangi (Telugu); Aattumayila, Kattumayila, Kattumayilellu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Banks of streams in moist deciduous forests, also in sacred groves in the plains
  • Flower, Fruit : August-May
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R & Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-98
  • Collection Locality : Palamaner forest range, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Ganjam district, Cuttack district, Dhenkanal district
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, Malesia, Indonesia to Sunda Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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. pinnata. Downloaded on 18 February 2020.

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