Bagawak-Morado Tree is a shrub that is indigenous to the Philippines. it is also a fast-growing tree and reaches a maximum height of 8 meters. Its leaves are simple and ovately oblong. Its uppermost leaf coloration is dark green and has an underside color of purple.
This tree attracts butterflies because of its nectar. This tree can also be used in the urban landscape since it’s classified as an ornamental tree. We need to protect this species since it is classified as Critically Endangered (DENR DAO 2007-1).