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Vitex agnus-castus L.

Synonyms

Agnus-castus alba, Agnus-castus marostachya, Agnus-castus robusta, Agnus-castus vulgaris, Vitex agnus, Vitex haussknechtii, Vitex hybrida, Vitex integra, Vitex latifolia, Vitex lupinifolia, Vitex pseudonegundo, Vitex robusta, Vitex verticillata

Common names

Chaste tree, chasteberry, abrahams balm, monks pepper

Extract from Wikipedia article

Vitex agnus-castus, also called Vitex, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Abraham's Balm or Monk's Pepper, is a native of the Mediterranean region. It is one of the few temperate-zone species of Vitex, which is on the whole a genus of tropical and sub-tropical flowering plants. Theophrastus mentioned the shrub several times, as agnos (άγνος) in Enquiry into Plants. Vitex, its name in Pliny the Elder, is derived from the Latin vieo, meaning to weave or to tie up, a reference to the use of Vitex agnus-castus in basketry. Its macaronic specific name repeats "chaste" in both Greek and Latin.[+]

LinkChaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
Location on mapsAl Intisar St, Doha, Qatar
LinkChaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2016
Location on mapsAl Intisar St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlowers of chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2016
Location on mapsAl Intisar St, Doha, Qatar

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.