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 peduncularis  Wall. ex Schauer

Family: Verbenaceae Genus: Vitex Species: Vitex peduncularis  Wall. ex Schauer






Synonym Vitex roxburghiana, Vitex altissima Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Chaste tree Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Chaste tree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Urikshibi Man Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1000 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit globose, ca 0.7 cm, red; fruiting-calyx platelliform, ca 1 cm across, membranous, glabrous
Habitat Occurs in moist deciduous forests near streams Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Indo-Malesia Bark Details Bark grayish brown, rough, irregularly fissured, inner bark yellowish brown about 2-3 cm thick
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species Trees 5-15 m tall, branchlets sparsely pubescent when young, glabrescent. Leaf Details Leaves palmately compound with 3 foliolate, rarely more, leaflets lanceolate-oblong or lanceolate-elliptic or narrow elliptic, middle leaflet 10-22 × 2-5 cm across

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details