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 remnant.

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.

Local names
Borneo: Laban.