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Common name

English: Monk's Pepper

German: Mönchspfeffer

Portuguese: Árvore-da-castidade


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Lamiales (178)

        Family: Lamiaceae (93)(family description)

          Genus: Vitex (3)

            Epithet: agnus-castus L. (1)

agnus-castus => from Latin 'agnus' for lamb and 'castus' for chaste, in reference to the assumed anaphrodisiac effect


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: blue

External links

Check for Vitex agnus-castus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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