Botanical name: Callicarpa arborea Family: Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Beautyberry Tree is a tree about 8 m tall. Branchlets, inflorescences, and flower-stalks are densely velvet-hairy. Leaves are elliptic, oblong-elliptic, or ovate, 13-37 x 7-13 cm, leathery, densely yellow-brown velvety on the underside, dark green and shiny above, base wedge-shaped to rounded, margin entire. Purple flowers are borne in cymes 6-11 cm across. Cymes are carried on 4-angled stalks, longer than leaf-stalks. Sepal tube is cup-shaped, outside densely gray velvety. Flowers are purple, about 3 mm. Stamens much longer than flower-tube. Ovary is densely velvety. Fruit is purple-brown, about 2 mm in diameter. Beautyberry Tree is found in the Himalayas, from Kumaun to Bhutan, India, Burma, S. China, Indo-China and Malaya, at altitudes of 250-2000 m. Flowering: May-July.
The flower labeled Beautyberry Tree is ...