Vitex bunguensis Moldenke
Vitex zanzibarensis is a shrub or a tree growing up to 16 metres tall. The bole is crooked[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its edible fruit and wood, which are mainly used locally.
The tree is threatened by agricultural encroachment of its habitat. It is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
- IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
- A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
East tropical Africa - Kenya, Tanzania, ?Mozambique.
Dry lowland forest edges, woodland and thickets[
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Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. The juice is dark blue[
]. The orange-black, globose fruit is 8 - 10mm in diameter[
The wood is used for firewood and charcoal[
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