A shrub or much branched tree, seldom more than 10 ft. high
Deciduous shrub or small tree up to 6 m. high; bole thick with grey to almost black smooth spongy bark; branches brownish grey, cylindric, striate, lenticellate, glabrous; branchlets densely whitish tomentose with small rigid-armed stellate hairs; crown flat or spreading.
Leaves (3–)5–21-foliolate, scattered along the terminal twigs or somewhat crowded on the short floriferous lateral branches; rachis 3–15 cm. long, semicylindric, longitudinally grooved above, densely stellate-tomentose; leaflets ovate, obovate, oblong or elliptic, terminal 2–3 cm. long, 1–1.8 cm. broad, laterals 1–3 cm. long, 0.8–1.3 cm. broad, obtuse at the apex, unequally rounded or subcordate to somewhat cuneate at the base, discolorous, upper surface with sparsely stellate hairs mixed with minute simple ones, lower surface densely white stellate-tomentose, lateral ones sessile or subsessile, terminal one with petiolule 2–10 mm. long; midrib sunk above, prominent beneath, lateral nerves impressed above and raised beneath.
Calyx-lobes ovate, ± 1.5 mm. long and broad, tomentose.
Inflorescences spike-like, 2–5 cm. long, clustered on short lateral branchlets; axis den-sely whitish tomentose; pedicels 1–4 mm. long.
Drupe oblong, somewhat compressed and oblique, 9–13 mm. long, 5–8 mm. in diameter, greyish tomentose.
Petals 2.5–4.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. broad, yellowish, unguicu-late.
A shrub or small tree up to 6 m. tall; bole thick; crown flat or spreading; branches brownish-grey, cylindric, striate, lenticellate, glabrous; branchlets densely whitish-tomentose with small rigid-armed stellate hairs.
Leaves (3)5–21-foliolate, scattered along the terminal twigs or ± crowded on the short floriferous lateral branches; petiole and rhachis 3–15 cm. long, subcylindric, canaliculate on the upper side, ± densely stellate-tomentose; leaflets discolorous, dark green and with ± sparse stellate hairs mixed with minute simple ones on the upper surface, densely white-stellate-tomentose to sparsely so (in aged leaves) below, coriaceous; terminal leaflet 2–3 × 1–1·8 cm., oblong to obovate, obtuse at the apex, ± cuneate at the base with a petiolule 0·2–1 cm. long; lateral leaflets 1–3 × 0·8–1·3 cm., ovate, oblong or elliptic, obtuse at the apex, unequally rounded or subcordate at the base, subsessile to very shortly petiolulate; midrib sunk above, prominent below, lateral nerves nearly invisible above, raised below.
Inflorescences spike-like, unbranched or with a few branches, 2–5 cm. long, clustered on short lateral branchlets, with the flowers glomerate; axis and branches densely whitish-tomentose; pedicels 1–4 mm. long.
Calyx-segments c. 1–5 × 1–5 mm., ovate, tomentose; petals yellowish, 2·3–4·5 × 1·5–2 mm., unguiculate.