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5. Vitex quinata (Loureiro) Williams, Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2. 5: 431. 1905.

山牡荆 shan mu jing

Trees 4-12 m tall, evergreen; bark brown. Branchlets pubescent and glandular when young, glabrescent. Leaves 3-5-foliolate; petiole 2.5-6 cm; petiolules 0.5-2 cm; leaflets obovate-elliptic to obovate or oblong to elliptic, thickly papery, both surfaces shiny, abaxially yellow glandular, base cuneate, margin entire or sometimes apically crenulate dentate, apex acuminate, acute, or obtuse; central leaflet 5-20 2.5-8.5 cm. Panicles terminal, lax, 9-18 cm, densely yellowish brown pubescent. Calyx 2-3 mm, rudimentarily dentate, densely yellowish brown pubescent, glandular. Corolla yellowish, 6-8 mm, 2-lipped, 5-lobed, outside pubescent and glandular. Stamens exserted. Ovary glandular. Fruiting calyx truncate. Fruit black, obovoid to globose, ca. 8 mm in diam. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Aug-Sep.

200-1700 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand]

1 Filaments glabrous at base   5 var. quinata
+ Filaments distinctly pilose at base   5 var. puberula

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