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Vitex parviflora
Juss., Lamiaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  High risk, score: 9 (Go to the risk assessment)

Common name(s): [more details]

Chamorro: lagundi

English: molave, molave, small-leaved vitex, smallflower chastetree

Other: molauin

Habit:  shrub/tree

Description:  "A tree or shrub; leaves of 3 leaflets, main petiole 2-10 cm long, leaflets oblong-lanceolate, 6-15 cm long, glabrous or fine-puberulent dorsally only on the midrib, petiolules 8-25 mm long; panicles terminal and upper-axillary; to 20 cm long; calyx-tube 2 mm, corolla-tube 5-6 mm long; filaments basally hairy; ovary glabrous or distally with a few hairs; drupe glabrate" (Stone, 1970; p. 509).

Habitat/ecology:  In dry thickets, common and widely distributed in the Philippines (Merrill, 1912; p. 404).

Propagation:  Bird-dispersed seed (Staples et al., 2000; p. 31).

Native range:  Philippines.

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island introduced
Stone, Benjamin C. (1970) (p. 509)
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island introduced
Fosberg, F. R./Sachet, Marie-Hélène/Oliver, Royce (1979) (p. 239)
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1968) (voucher ID: BISH 81863)
Taxon name on voucher: Vitex parviflora Juss.
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1962) (voucher ID: BISH 188001)
Taxon name on voucher: Vitex parviflora Juss.
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1978) (voucher ID: BISH 652461)
Taxon name on voucher: Vitex parviflora Juss.
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island   Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1954) (voucher ID: BISH 652462)
Taxon name on voucher: Vitex parviflora Juss.
Guam
Guam Island
Guam Island   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (1978) (voucher ID: PTBG 22231)
Taxon name on voucher: Vitex parviflora
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawaiian Islands introduced
cultivated
Staples, George W./Herbst, Derral/Imada, Clyde T. (2000) (p. 31)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Frohlich, Danielle/Lau, Alex (2008) (p. 10)
Voucher cited: D. Frohlich & A. Lau 2007111501 (BISH)
New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
New Guinea Island
New Guinea Island native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Malakal (Ngemelachel) Island introduced
Fosberg, F. R./Sachet, Marie-Hélène/Oliver, Royce (1979) (p. 239)
Toirechuil (Tor uil) Island (between Koror and Malakal
Philippines
Philippine Islands
Philippine Islands native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Philippines
Philippine Islands
Philippine Islands native
Merrill, Elmer D. (1923) (pp. 395-396)
Common in both secondary and open primary forests at low altitudes.
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Malaysia
Malaysia
Malaysia (country of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Thailand
Thailand
Thailand (Kingdom of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)

Comments:  Introduced to Guam and invasive there.


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