Vitex altissima L. f.

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (Verbena Or Vervain Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SAGVAN FAMILY (सागवान फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Vitex altissima f. alata (Willd.) Moldenke
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : 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 : Tropical moist deciduous forests and Tropical 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, Shivamogga district, Chikkaballapur (Nandidurg)
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Raigad district, Satara district, SDG
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Malesia, Indo-China
  • 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.
    • N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. pp.698. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Vitex altissima. Downloaded on 24 June 2024.

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