The leaves of Vitex obovata, the Kei fingerleaf or hairy fingerleaf, are variable between three to five leaflets in digitate arrangement. The leaflets are elliptic or obovate in shape, hairy on the lower surfaces and sometimes on top as well. The flowers grow on shared stalks in many-flowered branched clusters.
Two subspecies are recognised (by some), viz. V. obovata subsp. obovata that is hairless on the upper leaf surfaces and with the central leaflets smaller than those of subsp. wilmsii that has leaves with velvety tops. For those concurring with the notion of two subspecies, the specimen in picture belongs to subsp. obovata (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Schmidt, et al, 2002).