Shrub or tree to 15 m, copiously pubescent. Leaves with the blade narrowly elliptic to obovate, the apex acute to acuminate, the base obtuse to acute, frequently oblique, the margins-setaceous-serrulate to serrate, 11-40 cm long, 3-18 cm wide, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, the secondary veins in 14-26 pairs, the tertiary veins elevated, more prominent than the lesser reticulation, sparingly to abundantly strigillose, sericeous, setulose or hirtellous between the veins above, usually stellate or dendroid between the veins beneath, the axils of the secondary veins frequently villous-barbate beneath; petioles 1-9 cm long, 2-4 mm in diam. Inflorescence 7- to 95-flowered, 7-30 cm long, 3-18 cm wide, the primary peduncle 4-10 cm long, the bracts foliaceous or linear to triangular, 1-50 mm long. Flowers 13-27 mm broad, the buds to 5-8 mm in diam, the pedicels 3-10 mm long; sepals 5, 4-7 mm long, 3-7 mm wide, the inner 2 medially densely heterotrichous, laterally appressed- stellate, submarginally glabrous, ciliate, the imbricate sepal densely heterotrichous on the exterior half, appressed-stellate, submarginally glabrous, ciliate on the interior half, the outer 2 densely heterotrichous, all submarginally appressed-stellate, glabrous elsewhere within; petals 5, white to pinkish, oblong to obovate, 7-11 mm long, 4-9 mm wide, obtuse to retuse; stamens 23-48, the anthers 1.5-2.5 mm long, the filaments 1.5-3.0 mm long; ovary 5-locular, globose, densely pubescent with filiform trichomes, the styles obsolete or up to 4 mm long, the stigmas simple to subcapitate. Berries 6-10 mm in diam, globose, densely pubescent with filiform trichomes.