Swaziland's Flora Database:
Vitex harveyana H.Pearson
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Vitex harveyana - Shrub or small tree, slightly hairy. Leaf-stalk slender, c 3 cm long, leaflets mostly three, occasionally five, each with stalk up to c 5 mm long; blades oval, margins entire, slightly wavy with few forward-directed teeth, blunt or scarcely pointed, up to 8 cm long < 4 cm wide. Inflorescences axillary, common stalk slender, straight, up to 4 cm long, ending in slightly branched loose cluster of few short-stalked flowers. Calyx c 5 mm long, teeth very short, densely hairy; corolla mauve or white, c 1,7 cm long, densely hairy outside, lobes reflexed; stamens and style protrude forward together in curve. Fruit black, spherical, c 1,2 cm diam, base enclosed in somewhat enlarged calyx.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.