Vitex negundo L., Sp. Pl. 638 1753. (Syn: Agnus-castus incisa (Lam.) Carrière; Agnus-castus negundo (L.) Carrière; Vitex agnus-castus var. negundo (L.) Kuntze; Vitex agnus-castus var. negundoides Kuntze; Vitex arborea Desf.; Vitex chinensis Mill.; Vitex elmeri Moldenke; Vitex gracilis Salisb.; Vitex incisa Lam.Vitex incisa var. heterophylla Franch.; Vitex laciniata Schauer; Vitex leucoxylon Blanco [Illegitimate]; Vitex negundo f. alba C. P’ei; Vitex negundo f. albiflora H.W.Jen & Y.J.Chang; Vitex negundo var. heterophylla (Franch.) Rehder; Vitex negundo var. incisa (Lam.) C.B.Clarke; Vitex negundo f. intermedia C.P’ei; Vitex negundo var. intermedia (C.P’ei) Moldenke; Vitex negundo f. laxipaniculata C.P’ei; Vitex negundo var. macrophylla Moldenke; Vitex negundo var. negundo ; Vitex negundo var. purpurascens Sivar. & Moldenke; Vitex negundo var. sessilis Moldenke; Vitex negundo var. sichuanensis J.L.Liu; Vitex negundo var. simplicifolia D.K.Zang & J.W.Sun; Vitex negundo var. trifoliolata MoldenkeVitex nogondo Linnaeus ap. Bojer; Vitex simplicifolia B.N.Lin & S.W.Wang [Illegitimate]; Vitex sinuata Medik.; Vitex spicata Lour.; Vitex trifolia var. foliolis obtuse crenatis Lam.);
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Afghanistan; Alabama; Andaman Is.; Assam; Bangladesh; Borneo; Cambodia; China North-Central; China South-Central; China Southeast; Cuba; East Himalaya; Florida; Hainan; Haiti; India; Inner Mongolia; Iran; Japan; Jawa; Korea; Laccadive Is.; Leeward Is.; Lesser Sunda Is.; Madagascar; Malaya; Maldives; Marianas; Mauritius; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nepal; Nicobar Is.; Pakistan; Philippines; Qinghai; Somalia; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Tanzania; Texas; Thailand;
Tibet; Trinidad-Tobago; Vietnam; West Himalaya; Windward Is.
as per Catalogue of Life;
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Keys as per Flora of Pakistan;
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Images by Bhagyashri Ranade & Nidhan Singh (Identified by Adittya Dharap)

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VY-teks
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neg-UN-doh: — Latinised form of the Sanskrit name for this plantDave’s Botanary
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commonly known as: five-leaved chaste tree, Indian privetAssamese: পচতীয়া posotiyaBengali: নিসিন্দা nishindaGujarati: નગોડ nagodHindi: इन्द्राणी indrani, निर्गुण्ठी nirgunthi, सम्भालू sambhaluKannada: ಇನ್ದ್ರಾಣಿ indrani, ಕರಿ ಲಕ್ಕಿ kari lakki, ಲಕ್ಕಿ ಗಿಡ lakki gidaKonkani: निंगुड nimgud, निर्गुंडी nirgundiMalayalam: കരിനൊച്ചി karinocchi, നൊച്ചി nocchiManipuri: urik shibiMarathi: इंद्राणी indrani, निगूड niguda, निर्गुंडी nirgundiMizo: thingkhawilupaNepalese: सिमाली simaliOriya: ବେଗୁନିଆ begunia, ନିର୍ଗୁଣ୍ଡୀ nirgundiPali: निग्गुंडी niggundi, सिंदुवार sinduvaraPunjabi: ਮਰਵੰਦੇ marwande, ਨੀਨਦੀ nindi, ਸਮਭਾਲੂ sambhaluSanskrit: इन्द्राणी indrani, निर्गुण्डि nirgundi • • Tamil: கருநொச்சி karu-nocci, நொச்சி nocciTelugu: నిర్గుండి nirgundi, శంబళి sambali, సిందువారము sinduvaramu, వావిలి vaviliTibetan: ni rgun thaUrdu: نرگنٿهي nirgunthi, سمبهالو sambhalu 

and more names, lesser known / used: Chinese chaste tree, cut-leaf chaste tree, horseshoe vitex, lace-leaf vitexHindi: भूतवेशी bhut-veshi, नदीकान्त nadi-kant, निसिन्धु nisindhuSanskrit: अर्थसिद्धक arthasiddhaka, बदरीफला badariphala, भूतवेषी bhutaveshi, चन्द्रसुरस chandrasurasa, इन्द्रसुरस indrasurasa, कपिका kapika, नदीकान्त nadikanta, नीलक nilaka, नीलसिन्धुक nilasindhuka, नीलाशी nilashi, निसिन्धु nisindhu, शेपाल shepala, शीतसहा shitasaha, शुक्लपृष्ठक shuklaprsthaka, श्वेतपुष्प shvetapuspa, श्वेतरावक shvetaravaka, श्वेतसुरसा shvetasurasa, सिन्धुक sindhuka, सिन्दुवार sinduvara, स्थिरसाधनक sthirasadhanaka, सुरस surasa, विजया vijaya
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Native to: e & s Africa and Asia; widely naturalised and cultivated
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Highly medicinal plant … attaching a link for the medicinal importance of Vitex negundo
http://ejarr.com/Volumes/Vol3/EJBS_3_05.pdf;
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natural aspirin… just a handful of leaves boiled into a tea will act to reduce fever in jiffy, and a couple of handful of leaves simmered in a half cup sesame or mustard oil with a little camphor added after cooling will make a nice massage oil for osteoarthritis…;
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I have been using Nirgudi che tel(oil) as we call it in Marathi for sprains and swellings;
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As per efi thread:
In case of Vitex trifolia, the leaflets are sessile. Apart from this, V.trifolia grows naturally along the coast – it is a littoral species. 
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VY-teks — Latin name for the Grape genus
neg-UN-doh: — Latinised form of the Sanskrit name for this plant
Apr 7, 2007 near Bhaja Caves, Malavali
commonly known as: chaste tree, five-leaved chaste tree, Indian privet • * Assamese*: পচতীয়া pachatia • *Bengali*: নিসিন্দা nisinda • *Gujarati*: નગોડ nagod • *Hindi*: इन्द्राणी indrani, नदीकान्त nadikant, निर्गुण्ठी nirgunthi, निसिन्धु ni-sindhu, सम्भालू sambhalu, सिन्धुवार sindhuvaara • *Kannada*: ಲಕ್ಕಿ lakki • *Konkani*: निंगुड nimgud, निर्गुंडी nirgundi • *Malayalam*: കരുനൊച്ചി karu-neaacci, നൊച്ചി neaacci, വെണ്‍നൊച്ചി venneaacci • * Manipuri*: urik shibi • *Marathi*: इंद्राणी indrani, निगूड niguda, निर्गुंडी nirgundi • *Mizo*: thingkhawilupa •*Nepalese*: पाँच्-पाते panch-pate • * Oriya*: niligundi • *Pali*: निग्गुंडी niggundi, सिंदुवार sinduvara • * Punjabi*: ਮਰਵਨ marwan, ਮਰਵੰਦੇ marwande, ਨੀਨਦੀ níndí, ਸਮਭਾਲੂ sambhálú • * Sanskrit*: इन्द्राणी indrani, निर्गुण्टिका nirgunthika, निसिन्धु nisindhu, शेपालम् sepalham, सिन्दुवारः sinduvarh • *Tamil*: வெண்ணொச்சி vennocci • * Telugu*: శంబళి sambali, సిందువారము sinduvaramu, వావిలి vavili • *Urdu*: نرگنٿهي nirgunthi, سمبهالو sambhalu
Native to: e & s Africa and Asia; widely naturalised and cultivated
   – [image: Vavili (Telugu: వావిలి)]<http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/465848878/>
… Apr 7, 2007 near Bhaja Caves, Malavali
– [image: Nirgundi (Konkani: निर्गुंडी)]<http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/2195942508/>
… Jan 13, 2008 in premises of Mahabaleshwar temple
– [image: Nirgunthika (Sanskrit: निर्गुण्टिका)]<http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/2276571510/>
… Feb 17, 2008 at Mahabaleshwar
– [image: Nisinda (Bengali: নিসিন্দা)]<http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/3351960176/>
… Mar 11, 2009 at Purandar fort

leaves with serrated margin is var. incisa


Chaste tree is listed here… I thought Vitex.  vitex was the chaste tree … not Vitex negundo…or nishinde pata in Bengali….



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Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Vitex negundo var. purpurescens: Vitex negundo var. purpurescens. Verbenaceae family, Shrub, 4 feetMullur, Mysore district,
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Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Lamiaceae, Vitex negundo from Delhi:  Vitex negundo, photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh in Delhi


Mine from Arya PG College Campus Panipat



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Flora of Chakrata: Vitex negundo from Tiger Fall Road Near hote Himalayan paradise:  Vitex negundo from Tiger Fall Road Near hote Himalayan paradise
Medicinal Plant called as Nirgundi


Highly medicinal plant … attaching a link for the medicinal importance of Vitex negundo http://ejarr.com/Volumes/Vol3/EJBS_3_05.pdf


my favorite..
natural aspirin…
people should plant one or two in the little space they may have… I had one in calcutta….
something heavy was leaning against it when hurricane Aila hit at 120 miles an hours winds and killed it…
now I have to replant one.. just a handful of leaves boiled into a tea will act to reduce fever in jiffy, and
a couple of handful of leaves simmered in a half cup sesame or mustard oil with a little camphor added after cooling will make a nice massage oil for osteoarthritis… the latter also need weight loss, dietary restrictions, muscle strengthening exercise etc… of course.



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SYMBIOSIS : 158:  This is the season for Vitex negundo (NISHINDA) to bloom. Number of butterfly species visit these flowers. Attaching an image of Indian Cabbage White on the flowers of Vitex negundo.



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SYMBIOSIS :191: Attaching an image of Striped Albatross M, butterfly on the flowers of Vitex negundo.


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Cuscuta reflexa from Assam:  1 correct image. In these images Vitex negundo L. and Jathropha gossipifolia L. both are attacked by Cuscuta reflexa Roxb..
Location: Kamrup (Rural), Assam
Time of collection : 07/06/2012


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Vitex negundo L. from Chakrata: This one is famous “Nirgundi”- Vitex negundo L. of family Lamiaceae shot from Tiger fall area, Chakrata in Sept. 2011


Yes …


Thank you … for sharing this plant. I have been using Nirgudi che tel(oil) as we call it in Marathi for sprains and swellings. I had never seen the plant though


beautiful flowers and leaves. We have one tree growing on the roadside. The tree attracts lots of bees during the flower season and has medicinal properties.


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Vitex for ID : MNP,Mumbai : 121212 : AK-1:

Pictures taken on 21st Nov,12 at Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai.

Vitex species with the leaves a greenish purple color.


I hope Vitex negundo



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Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Vitex negundo L from Roadside Area Maihar MP:

Vitex negundo L from Roadside Area Maihar MP

pls validate


Very beautiful pictures, this plant has a very wide range of distribution indeed..


Thanks a lot Sir for the complete set. I missed to caught this in my last trip in a haste.



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Hooghly Today : Vitex negundo L. :  Attachments (7).  7 posts by 4 authors.
This is from a private compound, and may be V. negundo var. negundo of FoC.
Bengali name : NISHINDA (নিশিন্দা), SANDBHALU (found in “Bengal Plants”)
(provided the id is correct)

Please note the anther shape – http://plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustration=130038&height=1080


Yes, the pics are very nice as you always present..


Known as Karunochi (കരുനൊച്ചി ) in Malayalam.


Yes, Vitex negundo.



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Names of Plants in India :: Vitex negundo L. : 4 images. 1 post by 1 author.
via Species‎ > ‎V‎ > ‎ Vitex negundo L. … family: Lamiaceae, also placed in Verbenaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
VY-teks — Latin name for the Grape genusDave’s Botanary
neg-UN-doh: — Latinised form of the Sanskrit name for this plantDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: five-leaved chaste tree, Indian privetAssamese: পচতীয়া posotiyaBengali: নিসিন্দা nishindaGujarati: નગોડ nagodHindi: इन्द्राणी indrani, निर्गुण्ठी nirgunthi, सम्भालू sambhaluKannada: ಇನ್ದ್ರಾಣಿ indrani, ಕರಿ ಲಕ್ಕಿ kari lakki, ಲಕ್ಕಿ ಗಿಡ lakki gidaKonkani: निंगुड nimgud, निर्गुंडी nirgundiMalayalam: കരിനൊച്ചി karinocchi, നൊച്ചി nocchiManipuri: urik shibiMarathi: इंद्राणी indrani, निगूड niguda, निर्गुंडी nirgundiMizo: thingkhawilupaNepalese: सिमाली simaliOriya: ବେଗୁନିଆ begunia, ନିର୍ଗୁଣ୍ଡୀ nirgundiPali: निग्गुंडी niggundi, सिंदुवार sinduvaraPunjabi: ਮਰਵੰਦੇ marwande, ਨੀਨਦੀ nindi, ਸਮਭਾਲੂ sambhaluSanskrit: इन्द्राणी indrani, निर्गुण्डि nirgundi • • Tamil: கருநொச்சி karu-nocci, நொச்சி nocciTelugu: నిర్గుండి nirgundi, శంబళి sambali, సిందువారము sinduvaramu, వావిలి vaviliTibetan: ni rgun thaUrdu: نرگنٿهي nirgunthi, سمبهالو sambhalu
and more names, lesser known / used: Chinese chaste tree, cut-leaf chaste tree, horseshoe vitex, lace-leaf vitexHindi: भूतवेशी bhut-veshi, नदीकान्त nadi-kant, निसिन्धु nisindhuSanskrit: अर्थसिद्धक arthasiddhaka, बदरीफला badariphala, भूतवेषी bhutaveshi, चन्द्रसुरस chandrasurasa, इन्द्रसुरस indrasurasa, कपिका kapika, नदीकान्त nadikanta, नीलक nilaka, नीलसिन्धुक nilasindhuka, नीलाशी nilashi, निसिन्धु nisindhu, शेपाल shepala, शीतसहा shitasaha, शुक्लपृष्ठक shuklaprsthaka, श्वेतपुष्प shvetapuspa, श्वेतरावक shvetaravaka, श्वेतसुरसा shvetasurasa, सिन्धुक sindhuka, सिन्दुवार sinduvara, स्थिरसाधनक sthirasadhanaka, सुरस surasa, विजया vijaya
botancical names: Vitex negundo L. … synonyms: Agnus-castus negundo (L.) Carrière • Vitex cannabifolia Siebold & Zucc. • Vitex incisa Lam. • Vitex incisa var. heterophylla Franch. … NPGS / GRINThe Plant List (2010). Version 1
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Photographed near Bhaje Caves, Malavali, Maharashtra on 07 APR 07
Many thanks to … and …  for helping me set the names in Malayalam and Tamil correctly.
more views of this sighting: …



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Requesting identification of this potted plant at a private housing society at Pune with tiny blue flowers. With the naked eye I could barely see some blue colors. I do not know how to describe these flowers. ht about 1.5 feet


Vitex trifolia ?

Many Thanks …  for the Id. The plant looks exactly the same


Attaching close up pictures of leaves and flowers. the leaves look grayish underneath. the petiolule of the central leaflet is 1.3 cm long


Could this be Vitex negundo as the central leaflet is not sessile. Id help my recent post



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20/07/2013 Pune Bibwewadi road
requesting identification of a small road side tree

This could be V.negundo or V.trifolia. The closer possibility is that of V.negundo. The identification key is on the leaves.
In case of Vitex trifolia, the leaflets are sessile. A better image of leaves, can confirm the identity of the plant. The sessile leaflets are seen in the link posted by you.
Am attaching the image of Vitex trifolia from my collection.
Apart from this, V.trifolia grows naturally along the coast – it is a littoral species. 

I have managed to get a better image of the leaves. attaching pix of the same. the leaves do not appear to be sessile so should we say that this plant is Vitex negundo as suggested by you. Many thanks for your help and the pix from your collection of Vitex trifolia which helped me to understand the difference between the two better 


Should be Vitex negundo.



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3 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Lohagad near Pune in August 2013.
Is this some Vitex species?

… yes, species of Vitex, V. negundo of Lamiaceae.



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Ken Gharial Sanctuary about 500 – 1800 ft asl
Date / Time: 15 SEP 13 at 10:56 AM Altitude: about 531 ft asl
Vitex negundo L. … (family: Lamiaceae; also placed in: Verbenaceae)
these white coloured negundo flowers were a kind of change for me. I am familiar with the pale blue, lilac OR muave coloured ones which are common in Konkan and Sahyadri.
The local folks at another place Bhedaghat call this plant besharam (lit. meaning: shameless) because it dominates, and seems to be growing everywhere.



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SL 3 081113 :  Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Please ID this medicinal shrub. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Sep 2012.

It is Vitex sp. like V. negundo L.


Yes to me also this looks like Vitex negundo….



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Vitex For ID : MNP,Mumbai : 260314 : AK-37 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Another Vitex Species seen at Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai.
Id please.

Again Vitex negundo in my opinion…


Thanks for this id too.
These Vitex leaves are very confusing.

I had thought this was a different species.


i think its Vitex trifoliate


we know it as Nirgundi Vitex negundo have a lot in marathwada region. we use it for many disorders in folk medicine. particularly as anti aging herb with some other herbs. it has miraculous effect.



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SYMBIOSIS : 618 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Attaching an image of a Lime Blue butterfly on the flowers of Vitex negundo.



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MNP, Apr 2014 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: 19JUL14 :: ARK-20 :  3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
Requesting to please ID this plant captured in MNP, Mumbai in Apr 2014. Is this Vitex negundo?

Yes, Vitex negundo to me.



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Sharing the images of Vitex negundo from Chennai.

(Clearwing Hawk moth Cephanodes sp. hovering….)



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Attached are pictures of Vitex negundo captured at Lohagad in August 2013.
Was posted on the forum earlier and identified.


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Vitex negundo
Pune



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Vitex negundo L. … also placed in Verbenaceae
near Bhaja caves on April 7, 2007



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Vitex negundo L. … also placed in Verbenaceae
at Old Mahabaleshwar on January 13, 2008
at Kamshet on May 3, 2008
at Mahabaleshwar on February 17, 2008 


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Lamiaceae (incl. Verbenaceae) Fortnight: Lamiaceae-Vitex negundo from Delhi–GSMAY119/122 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Vitex negundo, photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, Delhi



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Lamiaceae (including Verbenaceae) Fortnight : Vitex negundo : MNP,Mumbai : 20MAY15 : AK-70 : 70/72 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Vitex negundo from Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai.



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A common species of the plains and medicinally significant shrub.. pictures from Chakrata area..
Vitex negundo

not likely. leaves are too broad. i need more pictures and habit


Is there any Vitex sps..?


Based on FoC, FoP and FBI I do not find any problem.


Seems to be Vitex negundo.



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Attaching an image of a Common Dartlet visiting flowers of Vitex negundo (NISINDA)



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Attaching an image of a Common Grass Yellow butterfly visiting flowers of Vitex negundo (NISHINDA).


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Attaching an image of a Tailed Jay visiting flowers of Vitex negundo (NISINDA).

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Attaching an image of a Large Cabbage White visiting flowers of Vitex negundo (NISINDA).


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Attaching an image of Lime Blue butterfly visiting flowers of Vitex negundo (NISINDA).


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Konkan, May 2015 :: Requesting ID of this shrub :: ARKJUL-08/08 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)

Requesting to please ID this shrub growing next to a creek near Devgad, Konkan coast, Maharashtra in May 2015.

Is this Vitex negundo only?


Affirmative. This is the Indian Chaste tree [Vitex negundo].


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Vitex Species For ID : 20SEP15 : AK-7 : 07/47 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Vitex Species for id.

Vitex negundo!

yes but where was it? wild or planted?


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Attaching an image of a Straight Swift butterfly, visiting flowers of Vitex negundo (NISHINDA).


Images by Dr.Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)

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Vitex glabrata, photographed from Herbal Garden Punjabi Bagh, Delhi


I came across this post while searching for images of Vitex glabrata. These pictures look completely different from the ones found at India Biodiversity Portal and TopTropicals websites.
Could these be of Vitex negundo var. purpurascens?! or some other species of Vitex?
It looks like we currently have no other pictures for this species at eFI site.


Thanks … for pointing out. Though my plant is different from above websites, incidentally following websites differ in depiction and more like mine: http://plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustration=162434
http://luirig.altervista.org/biology/main.php?taxon=Vitex+glabrata
http://www.esveld.nl/htmldiaen/v/viglab.htm


Vitex negundo var. puruprescence


Thanks …


To me it seems to be Vitex negundo.


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IF you can provide me with the traditional name, i can find out with my dad and let you know..

I was just googling and i have see this Vitex Negundo (nalla Vaavili – telugu, karu notchi – tamil). Some one gifted my dad that plant it is violet/ black in color and the leaves are dark violet looking black. and the flowers are also the same.. I also have a normal vitex negundo and they differ very much in color. I have a 120 acre farm 100km from hyderabad where i have it. He also said that it is one of the rarest specie. Can you please guide me on that? I can get some pics next time i go there…


check out the link of vitex negundo black.. I shall post a new topic with better photos with my D90 later… http://www.flickr.com/photos/8384193@N05/


It is Vitex negundo var. purpurescens, called as ‘Karu nochi’ கரு நொச்சி or ‘Oodha nochi’ ஊதா நொச்சி in Tamil.
The name ‘karu nochi’ (a mythical plant) is one of the most popular ‘miracle herbs’ in Siddha, if I am right. Karu nochi is said to be used to convert iron into gold through some unique processes, as written in an old palm-leaf script. And there has been a mad rush in search of this much sought-after plant. There are some smart guys who (mis)used this madness of aspirants and made money by selling this Vitex as ‘Karu nochi’. I was told that a single leaf of the ‘so-called’ karu nochi was sold for Rs. 3000 at Kolli hills of TN.
So far I haven’t heard anyone succeeded in making gold from iron 😉 But, the search is still on, I guess.


as per your post.. do you confirm the pics i posted to be the same Karu Notchi which is being misused to encash the weakness of these gold hunter?


There is a possibility, due to the name and the colour of leaf. Whether it is ‘Karu nochi’ or ‘Sen kathazhai’ (Red Aloe vera), usually the plant material is not shown in full but in small, deformed pieces making id difficult or impossible. And usually some cosmetic work is done to the material to make it appear black or red in these cases. If you come across with someone selling ‘karu nochi’, pl try to post the pictures here for id.



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Id confirmation is it Vitex? and which species : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Habit-  Small tree to a large shrub

looks like Vitex sp., trippinate compound leaves with serrate margins. Difficult to identify the species as the plant was not in blossom stage
Habitat- wild
Location- Solan, H.P
6/7/2017

Pl. Check comparative images in efi site. May be it is of some help.


Pl. check comparative images in efi site at Vitex


Pl. check with images at Vitex negundo L.  as per comparative images in efi site at Vitex


I too strongly think it to be Vitex negundo.



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Attaching a collage of Red base Jezebel visiting flowers of Vitex negundo (NISINDA)


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Attaching a collage of male Striped Albatross, visiting flowers of Vitex negundo.



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Attaching a collage of Indian Cabbage White visiting flowers of Vitex negundo.

nice but it seems this vitex negundo plant has scant flowers? or end of season?



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Attaching a collage of Common Pierrot visiting flowers of Vitex negundo (NISINDA).

what nice color combination. i love the vitex negundo anyway and this butterfly is simply in its prime (new born undamaged winged) stage


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Attaching a collage of bee visiting flowers of Vitex negundo (NISINDA).



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Attaching a collage of Chocolate Albatross visiting flowers of Vitex negundo. (NISHINDA)

nishinda pata gachh have disappeared from roadsides in south 24 parganas in name of beautification. replaced by bougainvillea or small tabernaemontana or crepe myrtle hybrids, which do no one good but the nursery guy who sells these to the municipality!!!


I agree with you.



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Attaching a collage of Tailed Jay visiting flowers of Vitex negundo.(NISHIDA).

nishinde pata is almost gone from the neighbouring fallow and country areas and i did not find it, even upon request from two major southern 24 parganas vegetable markets were villagers come and sell their greens. its gone from around here. too bad. conserve by saving seeds where you find them. they stay on the twigs, if dry, in bottles for years. just collect twigs with seeds on, after they turn brown on the plant


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Attaching a collage of Peacock Pansy visiting flowers of Vitex negundo (NISHINDA)


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Attaching a collage of Striped Tiger visiting flowers of Vitex negundo (NISINDA).


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Attaching a collage of Common Crow visiting flowers of Vitex nigundo (NISINDA)



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Attaching a collage of Common Blue-bottle visiting flowers of Vitex negundo.


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Attaching a collage of Striped Tiger visiting flowers of Vitex negundo (NISHINDA).


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Requesting ID of this plant – Lohagad : 23082013 : ARK-01 : August 2013 : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant captured at Lohagad near Pune in August 2013.
Is this Vitex negundo?

This is a species of Vitex possibly Sheras [V. leucoxylon].


efi page on Vitex leucoxylon


This was identified as Vitex negundo as per Requesting ID of this Vitex sp – Lohagad : 26082013 : ARK-02 : August 2013. Apologies for the duplicate post.
Would appreciate expert opinion.


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Vitex negundo—-for sharing : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (5)
pictures taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Off Lonavala, Pune in December17.

YES. very nice close up of the fuzz/ hairs/ flowers


Can you permit me to use closeups of flowers for ppt presentation ?


Yes you can use the photos. no problem.



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vitex negundo 3 and 5 leaves in HP ( Sameer Rastogi): Himachal pradesh has vitex negundo plants with whorls of 3 and 5 leaves. are these two different species or one?  Out of these two, Bana (5 leaved), is used in traditional magic healing of Herpes zoster and other skin diseases. it’s surprising that 3 leaved vitex has no place in magic healing at all.


–  I think you are talking about Vitex trifolia, which has trifoliolate leaves. This can easily be mistaken to V. negundo on a casual look, however, the latter species can readily be distinguished by its 5-foliolate leaves.


vitex trifolium is found in western ghats not in himachal. so its definitely not V trifolium.


– Perhaps  the matter could be resolved if photographs of both are uploaded. It is not uncommon to see 3 leaflets in V. negundo, but the inflorescence and shape and sizeof leaflets in the two species are quiet distinct.



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22112018EPT26 : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)- around 450 kb each.
Presenting this herbal plant for confirming the ID
Location : Chennai outskirts
Date :17.11.2019
Elevation : 33 mts.

Vitex sp. i like to see the whole specimen, leaves, more of them further down the twig, all the way to a main branch or the stem, if a small plant and the stem, bark etc and seeds// fruits if any


Pl. check comparative images at
https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/a—l/l/lamiaceae/vitex


As per my observation very close to V.negundo,


100 %  correct …!


Very likely, … i suspect it is but before i convince myself that it is what i suspect it is to need little more data like we say in cancer diagnosis.
close is not good enough and obstetrician also say in pregnancy diagnosis, close is not enough.
Latest Mars mission also taught us, close or almost…  is not good enough. so it should be in botany.
vitex negundo is an important ayurvedic and herbal medicine with extremely versatile properties. proper identification without a doubt is essential

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Swamy/New series/ID/34 – Vitex negundo: 2 images.
I am sending herewith the photographs of the flowers of Vitex negundo. The flowers on the top are normal while the ones located below are borne on a string like structure. Is it normal or any disease. Photos received from Chennai. Photographed last week.


It’s common sir, it will happen when under branches clumpness,


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Flora of Haryana: Vitex negundo:

This wild shrub was shot from a village Near Karnal (name of village i dont remember). from a roadside area
To me this is Vitex negundo. i could not get clear pics of flowers also
pls validate

I have attached the flowers and fruit photo of V. negundo. Hope this could be the same.
Location- Anaikatti- Raod side.Coimbatore Dist.,
Date- 28.10.2011
Habitat: Wild
Habit: Shrub- (small tree)


Vitex
beyond that I dont know


Vitex negundo L. ??


Some lower leaves have 4-5 leaflets, V. negundo seems likely



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