Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Vitex glabrata R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae : 512. Type: Northern Territory, Groote Eylandt, R. Brown s.n.; lecto: MEL 97917; iso: BM, MEL97916. Fide Mumir, A. A. (1987).
Smooth Chastetree; Vitex; Plum, Black; Gentileng; Black Plum; Bihbool
Bark finely fissured. Dead bark layered.
Inflorescence about 10-18 cm long, usually shorter than the leaves, pedicels pubescent, about 1-3 mm long. Calyx cup-shaped, tubular, with five minute teeth at the apex, pubescent outside, glabrous inside. Tube cylindrical, about 2-3 x 1.5-2 mm lobes about 0.5 mm long. Corolla tubular in the lower part but 5-lobed and 2-lipped at the apex, pubescent but non-glandular outside, villous inside but glabrous at the base. Corolla tube +/- cylindrical, about twice as long as the calyx, about 4-6 x 1.5-2.5 mm. Stamens exserted, filaments villous in the lower half, glandular in the upper half, about 3.5-7.5 mm long, anthers +/- orbicular, about 0.5 mm long, locules divaricate at the base. Ovary globose, glabrous, about 1-1.5 mm diam. Style exserted, glabrous, filiform, about 5-8 mm long, stigma shortly bifid.
Fruits obovoid to ellipsoid, about 5-10(-13) x 5-9 mm, calyx accrescent, persistent at the base of the fruit. Seed enclosed in a stone.
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Occurs in WA, NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to about 300 m. Grows in monsoon forest.