Tree, 6-10 m tall. Leaves opposite, decussate, 6.5-13.5 cm long, 1.5-3 cm broad, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, apex acuminate; upper surface usually glabrous but pubescent in young leaves, lower pubescent; petiole 1-2 cm long. Flowers in terminal branched cymes. Involucral bracts 2-3 mm long, ovate-lanceolate. Pedicels, peduncles, calyx and outer surface of corolla puberulous with medifixed appressed hairs. Calyx toothed, persistent. Petals c. 4 mm long. Anthers 2 mm long, filaments as long as the petals. Style c. 3 mm long, linear. Fruit 8-5 mm long and 4 mm broad, ovoid to globoid, almost glabrous.