Vitex trifolia L.

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vitex trifolia L.
  • Common name : Three-leaved Chaste Tree, Arabian Lilac, Hand of Mary, Indian Privet, Indian Three-leaved Vitex
  • Vernacular name : Safed samhalu (Hindi); Sakki gida (Kannada); Sindhuvaar (Sanskrit); Begundia Oria); Vavili, Nochili, Chiruvavili, Vayitaku chettu (Telugu); Nochi, Vellanochi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Coastal areas and plains
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Gajapati district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coastal districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : South and Southeast Asia, Australia, and Pacific 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; 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 trifolia. Downloaded on 16 September 2019.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

Line Drawings

Field Image(s)

Comments

All fields are required






 
Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ernet.in.