Trees small, 3-8 m tall. Branchlets dark brown, puberulous. Petiole 4-5 mm, pubescent; leaf blade elliptic-oblong or oblong-lanceolate, rarely obovate, 7-11 × 2-4 cm, leathery, glabrous, glabrescent, or puberulous only on midrib, base cuneate or narrowly cuneate, apex caudate-acuminate, acumen 1-1.5 cm; veins usually branched, dense, conspicuous and raised abaxially, obscure adaxially. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, consisting of 1 or 2 umbels. Flowers fragrant; pedicel ca. 6 mm, slender. Calyx light yellow; tube campanulate, 6-7 mm, exterior pubescent, interior 10-ribbed, ribs pubescent; lobes 5, ovate-oblong, ca. 3 mm, nearly as long as tube, inside densely pubescent. Petaloid appendages ca. 1.5 mm, puberulous, apex rounded. Stamens 10, 1.5-2 mm; anthers linear, shorter than or equaling filaments. Ovary subglobose, ca. 3 mm, shiny, pubescent; style obscure; stigma capitate. Capsule obovoid, ca. 2.5 × 1.7 cm, base tapering and enclosed by erect, persistent calyx, corky when dried, apex rounded and apiculate; pericarp thickened, slightly rugose when dried, yellow pubescent. Seeds 1 or 2, ovoid, densely brown-yellow pubescent, apex obtuse; funicle 0.8-1 cm, slightly shorter or longer than seed.