Trees to 15 m tall. Trunk to 40 cm in diam. Terminal leaves in whorls of 3 or 4, others opposite; petiole 0.5-3.5 cm; leaf blade obovate or elliptic, 8-25 X 3-5 cm, apex usually rounded. Cymes many flowered; peduncle 2-12 cm. Flowers fragrant, short pedicellate or sessile. Sepals ovate, 2.5-3 mm, rounded, minutely ciliate. Corolla throat white, pink, or red, tube 7.5-10 mm; lobes oblong, 4-9 mm. Drupes 2, red, ca. 4.5 X 3.5 cm. Fl. throughout the year but mainly Jan-Jun.