Deciduous tree, up to 30 m tall, trunk short. Stipules 7.15-42.5 mm, oblong or elliptic. Leaves 5-12 (-15) x 2.5-8 (-10) cm, elliptic, obovate, ovoid or orbicular, rounded, acute-shortly acuminate at apex, oblique at base, with 6-8 pairs of lateral nerves, glabrous above, glabrous or pubescent on nerves beneath, petiole 6-20 mm long. Heads terminal and solitary or rarely simple thyrse or panicles of 3-5 heads, generally subtended by two narrow bract like leaves. Peduncle 7-10 mm long, glabrous, heads 8-10 mm in diameter, bracteoles spathulate, 2-2.5 mm long, keeled, usually ciliate on margins and keel. Hypanthium 1.5 mm long, glabrous; calyx-lobes minute, truncate or shortly 5-toothed, c. 0.2-3 mm, margin ciliate. Corolla greenish or cream colour; tube funel-shaped, 4-5 mm long, hairy within and glabrous outside, lobes nearly half the length of the tube, ciliate along the midrib inside. Anthers exserted, c. 1.5 mm long, spreading. Style 4-5 mm, exserted; stigma 1.5-2 mm long. Capsule 3-5 mm long, ridged.