Vitex vestita Wall.,
in DC, Prodr. 11 (1847)
Latin for 'covered', referring to the hairiness of the plant.
Vitex finlaysoniana Wall. [Invalid]
Vitex neglecta H.J.Lam
Vitex vestita var. brevituba Z.Y.Huang & S.Y.Liu
Vitex vestita forma glabrescens Moldenke
Vitex vestita forma quinquefoliolata Moldenke
Vitex vestita forma winkleri Moldenke
Sub-canopy tree up to 23 m tall and 28 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
opposite, tri-foliate compound, leaflets penni-veined, glabrous to hairy.
Flowers ca. 5 mm diameter, yellow, with corolla tube, placed in panicles. Fruits
ca. 4 mm diameter, blue-purple, drupes.
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane
forests up to 1900 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils,
but also on clay. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance
The wood is used as firewood and for rafters.
From India and southern China to Java, Borneo and Celebes. In Borneo found
throughout the island.