Vitex cofassus

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Vitex cofassus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Vitex
Species: V. cofassus
Binomial name
Vitex cofassus
Reinw. ex Blume

Vitex cofassus is a species of woody plant in the Lamiaceae family. Native to New Guinea and the Southwest Pacific islands,[1] "New Guinea teak" is planted for its hardwood, used in construction, in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.[2]

It yields one of two woods from the same genus that are each called Molave Wood, the other being the timber of Vitex parviflora.

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