Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Vitex negundo L.

Family: Verbenaceae Genus: Vitex Species: Vitex negundo L.






Synonym Vitex incisa, Vitex bicolor Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Sambhalu, Sindvar, Nirgundi Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Chaste Tree, Common Chaste Tree, Negundo Chastetree, Five Leaved Chaste Tree, Negundo Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Urikshibi Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1000 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit 3-5 mm across, globose, purple or black
Habitat Occurs in riverbanks along roadsides as hedges Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Burma, Afghanistan, China, Sri Lanka, Malaysia Bark Details Bark thin, grayish brown or grayish white, blaze yellow
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species It is an erect shrub or small tree growing from 2 to 8 m (6.6 to 26.2 ft) in height Leaf Details Leaves opposite, digitately palmately compound with 3-8 foliolate, rarely unifoliate often aromatic or foetid, petiolate, exstipulate (obloenceolate)

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details