Botanical name: Vitex leucoxylon Family: Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Synonyms: Wallrothia leucoxylon
White-Wood Chaste Tree is a deciduous tree, up to 15 m tall. Bark is brownish, smooth; blaze yellowish. Young branchlets are quadrangular, minutely velvety, warty. Leaves are compound, digitate or rarely trifoliate, opposite. Leaflets are 5 (rarely 3), 7-11.5 x 2-3.5 cm, elliptic, tip pointed to blunt, base narrow to flat, margin entire. Leaves are papery or thinly leathery, glaucous beneath. Inflorescence are corymbose cymes in leaf axils. Flowers are zygomorphic, stalkless. They are white with purplish velvety hairs. Anther lobes are purple. Drupe is smooth, obovoid, purplish black; seeds 4. White-Wood Chaste Tree is found in Peninsular India and Sri Lanka, throughout Western Ghats
Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar
The flower labeled White-Wood Chaste Tree is ...