Cornutia quinata Lour.
Vitex altmannii Moldenke
Vitex babula Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.
Vitex celebica Koord.
Vitex heterophylla Roxb.
Vitex loureiroi Hook. & Arn.
Vitex padangensis Hallier f.
Vitex sumatrana Miq.
Vitex undulate Wall.
Vitex quinata is an evergreen tree growing from 4 - 35 metres tall[
The tree yields an excellent timber[
], and is also harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - Indian subcontinent, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Caroline Islands.
Forests on mountain slopes at elevations from 200 - 1,200 metres in southern China[
]. Lowland forest in Malaysia[
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The bark is used as a tonic and as a stomachic; an infusion of it is drunk to stimulate the appetite[
The wood is fine-textured, hard, heavy, elastic, resistant to moisture. It is used for house construction, bridges and boats[
The heartwood is light straw to light brown in colour; it is not clearly demarcated from the lighter coloured sapwood. The texture is moderately fine and even, the grain is straight or interlocked. The wood is moderately hard to hard, and moderately heavy to heavy. Most specimens are small trees and their wood of rather limited dimensions, this limits their use to mainly items such as tool handles, posts, turnery, carving, and fancy articles[
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