Trees to 12 m tall. Peduncles, pedicels, sepals, and petals outside pubescent. Petiole 5-7 mm; leaf blade elliptic to oblong, 7-14 × 3-6 cm, thinly leathery to papery, glaucous when dry, glabrous, secondary veins 9-11 on each side of midvein, slender, and slightly prominent, reticulate veins prominent on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate to slightly obtuse, apex acute to acuminate. Inflorescences leaf-opposed; bracts ovate, puberulent. Pedicel 5-10 mm, with 1 or 2 bracteoles at base. Sepals broadly ovate, ca. 2 mm. Outer petals oblong-ovate to ovate, ca. 1 cm, apex acute; inner petals smaller than outer petals. Stamens ca. 1 mm; connectives apically acute. Carpel 1, cylindric, puberulent; ovules ca. 22, in 2 series. Fruiting carpel subglobose to ellipsoid, 2-4 × 1-3 cm, densely hispidulous when young, inconspicuously verruculose with age. Fl. Jan-Sep, fr. Sep-Dec.